Nadal dumps Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

by Editor

June 11, 2017 | 5:56 pm
  |     |     |   Start Conversation

Rafa Nadal demolished  Swiss star and former Champion Stan Wawrinka for his record French Open 10th title on Sunday, winning 6-2, 6-3 6-1.

The Spaniard who came to Roland Garros in devastating form dropped only 29 games en route to the 10th final. He also did not drop a single set.

Expectation that the match would be a hard fought one was dashed as Nadal raced to two set victories. In the third, he broke Wawrinka in the first game and only conceded one game for the Swiss star in the  set.

Nadal has been in devastating form  since the clay season began,  his run only punctuated by Dominic Thiem in Rome Masters final. And when both met him in France, Nadal demolished him in three sets, 6-3 6-4 6-0 in the semi-final.

The last time Wawrinka met Nadal at a Grand Slam final was in Australian Open final in 2014. Wawrinka won the match to clinch his first major championship.

The third seed, at 32 the oldest man to reach the Roland Garros final since Niki Pilic finished runner-up in 1973, did not seem to get his A-Game on Sunday in Paris.

Nadal had  only lost two matches at Roland Garros since he made his debut in 2005.

Tags: ,

by Editor

June 11, 2017 | 5:56 pm
  |     |     |   Start Conversation

Big Read |  


African economy: the limits of leapfrogging

KotiogoNg’usilo vividly remembers the first time he saw a car. It was the 1950s and Mr Ng’usilo, a hunter-gatherer from...

MTN Banner ADS 2



Election Banner