Rafael Nadal coasted to a record 10th French Open title on Sunday, demolishing Stan Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final, which also earned the Spaniard his 15th Grand Slam crown. Nadal, 31, triumphed 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the same Major 10 times.
His collection of Slams now stands just three behind Roger Federer. Playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final, Nadal triumphed in Paris without dropping a set in the summit clash for the third time. He dropped just 35 games in the tournament, and only six in the final, his most comprehensive victory since allowing Federer four games in the 2008 final.
Nadal's victory sent tennis stars, both present and former, into a frenzy. Here are some of the best tweets on the Spaniard securing "La Decima":
Professional rival and friend Federer was one of the first to congratulate Nadal.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 11, 2017
Former US player Andy Roddick, who won the 2003 US Open, seemed in awe of the Spaniard.
Tennis stars like Billie Jean King, Pat Cash and Jonas Bjorkman also gushed about Nadal's acheievement.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) June 11, 2017
— Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) June 11, 2017
Thomas Johansson, Sweden's last singles Slam winner, compared Nadal to boxing great Mike Tyson.
To play Rafa now it's like going into the ring with Mike Tyson at his best!!
— Thomas Johansson (@tompatennis) June 11, 2017
Meanwhile, current players too heaped praise on Rafa.
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) June 11, 2017
He was just unstoppable this 2 weeks! King of clay!!! #10 #Rafa
— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) June 11, 2017
Meanwhile, Australia's Sam Groth had a witty take on Nadal's shoes.
The man of the moment had the last word.
With inputs from AFP
Published Date: Jun 12, 2017 11:47 am | Updated Date: Jun 12, 2017 04:03 pm