Spanish Rafael Nadal won today his tenth crown at Roland Garros, defeating Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the final, 6-2, 6-3 and 6-1 in two hours and five minutes, to become the first man in history who wins ten times in the same Grand Slam.
Only Australia’s Margaret Court, winner of eleven Open Australian games between 1960 and 1973, overcame the record of the Spaniard, who with today’s victory improved Martina Navratilova’s 9 Wimbledon between 1978 and 1990.
Nadal, who assures the world number 2 for the first time since October 2014, won in Paris for the third time in his career without conceding a set, having done so in 2008 and 2010 and the least games lost, 35, the second best mark of all time.
Against Wawrinka, he repeated exactly the same score as in their only match at Roland Garros in the quarter-finals of 2013.
In the presence of the King Juan Carlos in the royal box, the Majorcan tennis player got his fifteenth Grand Slam, which overcomes the American Pete Sampras and remains to three of the Swiss Roger Federer.
“It is incredible to come back here, to win the tenth is very special for me, I thank you, I am very excited, my French is very bad and at this moment I have no words, I am very excited”, said that player tried to go to public in the local language.
Nadal said that in each match he tries “to give the best”, but admitted that when he enters at Philippe Chatrier his feelings “are special, difficult to compare.”
“The strength, the adrenaline that I feel in this tennis court is impossible to compare, is the most important of my career, I can not describe it”, he said on the verge of tears.
Nadal took something time to fine tune the machinery, the time he had to fine-tune his service, the first four games of the first set. But when he was oiled, the Spaniard was a whirlwind of tennis that pinned the blows of Wawrinka, who for the first time lost the final of a grand Slam, having won the previous three he had played, one of them here in Paris in 2015.
The Swiss lost his unbeaten record and Nadal maintained his in the final of the French Open, 10 of 10.
The game of the Spaniard touched the excellence that he had been showing throughout the fortnight, where he silenced the mouths that gave him for finishing after two consecutive years without raising the Cup of the Musketeers, the past by injury and the previous sweep by the Serbian Novak Djokovic, the second man to beat him in his Parisian land.
Nadal chained seven consecutive games, closed the first set and was placed with advantage in the second, 3-0, with which it only maintained to his service and to break in the eighth to close it.
Wawrinka, which was melting in the central boiler, with 31 degrees of justice and an audience divided between the helvetica, francophone, and the legend of the tournament, who were distributing the supports of the almost 15,000 spectators of the stadium.
From that moment, the Swiss player had before him a mountain to climb, to raise two sets to the best player of the history in Roland Garros in one of the sweetest moments that remembers to him, full of form and of tennis.
The Swiss gave up his serve in the third set and could only win a game in that part.
June 11, 2017, EFE/Practica Español
Ejercicio de comprensión B.2 (Comprehension B.2)
Lee la noticia y responde las preguntas. (Read the news and answer the questions)
de la clasificación de Nadal para la final de Roland Garros.
de la victoria de Rafa Nadal en Roland Garros.
de la victoria de Nadal en un torneo celebrado en Reino Unido.
Nadal se enfrentó a Wawrinka.
Nadal jugará la final contra Djokovic.
Nadal volverá a enfrentarse a Wawrinka.
es el primer jugador que gana diez veces seguidas Roland Garros.
es el primer jugador que logra ganar 10 veces Roland Garros.
podría ganar por décima vez Roland Garros.
Nadal se mostró frío por su victoria en Roland Garros.
Nadal se emocionó mucho por haber ganado de nuevo en Roland Garros.
Nadal a penas se emocionó por su victoria en Roland Garros.
No se sabe.
No se sabe.