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Rafael Nadal defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1 in the French Open final

Rafael Nadal defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1 in the French Open final

Nadal swept through the final in two hours and five minutes to extend his all-time lead at Roland Garros, with 10 titles to Bjorn Borg's six in the open era.

That series of success started in 2005 with a maiden French Open win and Nadal admitted he was surprised to still be playing.

"I was terribly surprised to win the Australian Open and to back it up and win the sunshine double in Indian Wells and Miami was a complete surprise to me".

"He will win grand slams in the future and fight again for world number one".

The 31-year-old Spaniard has had a hugely successful clay season, claiming a record 10th French Open crown on Sunday to earn a 15th Grand Slam title.

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"I love grass, everybody knows, and it's a surface that I really enjoyed a lot playing on".

'I hope that my knees will hold and that I have good preparation, ' he said, alluding to the fact that he has not progressed past Wimbledon's fourth round since 2011. If I have pain on the knees, then I know from experience that it's nearly impossible.

"If you play Rafa, if you're not completely free with what you think and what you're going to do, and not completely relaxed the way you're going to play, you have no chance".

"I have doubts today, I had doubts in the last three years, I will have doubts in a few days. That's for sure", said Wawrinka, who had won 11 matches in a row on clay.

"I'm a little emotional", Nadal said before his tearful uncle Toni, his career-long coach who will take a back seat at the end of the year, handed him La Coupe des Mousquetaires.

Martina Navratilova won Wimbledon nine times, while Federer and Pete Sampras are among Nadal's closest male challengers with seven victories in SW19.

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