Nothing goes right for Wawrinka in French Open loss to Nadal

  • Nothing goes right for Wawrinka in French Open loss to Nadal

Nothing goes right for Wawrinka in French Open loss to Nadal

Nadal is no longer the 19-year-old he was when he won his first French Open title in his tournament debut in 2005, wearing long white pirate shorts, his flowing locks wrapped by a white headband, his sleeveless shirt revealing bulging biceps. His next hold was most notable for a sensational forehand victor down the line from a seemingly beaten Nadal that drew audible gasps from the crowd.

Nadal led their head-to-head record at 15-3 against Wawrinka, also owning an advantage of 6-1 on clay. It's true that after 2012 what happened with my knees has been tougher and tougher to compete on grass for me.

In the final, Puerta served for the fourth set while leading 5-4.

More importantly, the early exit for Novak Djokovic means Nadal knocks the Serb out of the top two for the first time in six years - and next in line is Murray's top spot.

BBC reports that Wawrinka, 32, was beaten in a major final for the first time after winning his first three. Every time I come back I see a lot of people I have good relationships with, that's why it's hard to compare to another tournament. "Congratulations on your career, to you and to all your team". It was the Swiss player's 17th unforced error.

Nadal won again at Roland Garros in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Telling Words: "He kind of wears you out or wears you down. It will always be in my heart". For sure this score wasn't good, the match wasn't good, but at the end of the day there's a lot of positives to take from the last few weeks.' If you look at Roland Garros over the last two weeks, the tennis you have played, including beating the World's No. The silver tray given to the runner-up was tucked under Mom's arm, like a newspaper. "That's the reality", said Nadal. "But, honestly, what more can we ask for?" "In three weeks, I won Geneva and made final of a Grand Slam, so that's big for me". - Nadal, during the trophy ceremony.

2007-Became the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win a hat-trick of Roland Garros titles. Stan Wawrinka put forward a very solid effort in defeat, but was simply not able to match the king of the clay.

When it ended, Nadal dropped to his back on the clay, then rose and briefly pulled his blue shirt over his face.

Telling Words: "I'm back". At that point in his career, Federer was 14-1 against everyone else in major finals. Here I will discuss what this means for Nadal's legacy and his future.

Rafael Nadal has completed the fairytale, winning his tenth French Open crown without dropping a set as he recorded a triumphant victory over Stan Wawrinka in the final. He is far and away the best clay court player of all time, and his utter dominance on the surface has lifted him into the conversation for greatest player of all time.