French Open 2017: Men's Final Winner, Score and Twitter Reaction

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2017

Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) shakes hands with Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka after winning the men's final tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 11, 2017 in Paris.  / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal cruised to his 10th French Open title on Sunday, dominating Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the Roland Garros final.

The Spaniard, who controlled the bulk of the clay season, reserved arguably his best performance for the final, giving an in-form Wawrinka no chance.

For The Win's Adi Joseph could't help but make a parallel to a certain superteam in the NBA:

Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph

If former tennis players are anything like ex-NBA players, Guillermo Vilas is watching this all, "I'd take Nadal on clay in straight sets."

Wawrinka was able to keep pace for four games―earning a break point along the way―before the King of Clay shifted gears, winning four games in no time to grab the first set. He did most of his damage with passing shots and winners from the baseline but also showed off his adventurous side with some approaches to the net.

Per sports writer Tumaini Carayol, those approaches proved remarkably successful:

Tumaini Carayol @tumcarayol

After 1 hour and 53 minutes, Rafael Nadal just lost his first net point.

The 31-year-old continued his momentum in the second set, breaking for love in the second game to establish another advantage he wouldn't relinquish.

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And if the second set was hardly competitive, the third was even worse. As shared by BBC Tennis, the Swiss star couldn't hide his frustration:

BBC Tennis @bbctennis

ANOTHER break for Nadal. No wonder Wawrinka feels like this... https://t.co/rq7pwhBax2 #FrenchOpenFinal #bbctennis https://t.co/WhNh9ddvJQ

As he has done throughout the tournament, Nadal only improved as the match wore on, surrendering just a single game in the final set. We Are Tennis was in awe of what it was seeing:

We Are Tennis @WeAreTennis

Us watching #Nadal's level #RG17 https://t.co/sGYOZ5Todt

It marked Nadal's third Roland Garros triumph without surrendering a single set in the tournament, as well as being his 10th title. He has never lost a final in Paris and has only lost two matches at the tournament, per ATP Media Info:

ATP Media Info @ATPMediaInfo

#Nadal is 79-2 at @RolandGarros and 102-2 in best-of-5-set matches on clay with only losses to @RSoderling in 2009 and @DjokerNole in 2015.

The win also brought an end to Wawrinka's impeccable record in Grand Slam finals―previously, the 32-year-old had been successful in all three of his appearances. And while he wasn't at his best on Sunday, it likely wouldn't have mattered either way, as this may have been the best version of Nadal we've seen in Paris.

It's easy to forget the King of Clay is still just 31. Most of his poor showings on his favourite surface have come as a result of injury, so Nadal could add two or three more Roland Garros titles to his incredible resume given his continued dominance in Paris and the struggles of his opponents.


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