Rafael Nadal wins 10th French Open Men’s Singles title

Jun 12, 2017 09:41 IST

Rafael Nadal on 11 June 2017 set a record winning his 10th French Open title. No other player has ever won 10 championships at the same event.

Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka to grab the historic win.

Novak Djokovic was the defending champion in the Men's Singles, but he lost in the quarter-finals to Dominic Thiem.

It is for the first time in French Open history that both reigning champions of the Australian Open (Serena Williams and Roger Federer) withdrew before the tournament began.

Rafael Nadal wins 10th French Open Men’s Singles title

About Rafael Nadal

Born on 3 June 1986, Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player.

He is called as "The King of Clay".

He has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 29 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 17 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (a record tied with Roger Federer).

In 2010, he became the seventh player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24.

After Andre Agassi, he is the second male player to complete the singles Career Golden Slam.

In 2011, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

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About French Open

The French Open is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June.

It is held at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France.

The tournament is also called as Roland-Garros. It is named after the French aviator Roland Garros.

It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The other three are the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

• Jeļena Ostapenko is the winner of the 2017 French Open Women's Singles title.

• Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus won the 2017 French Open Men's Doubles title.

• Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the 2017 French Open Women's Doubles title.

• Gabriela Dabrowski and India’s Rohan Bopanna won the 2017 French Open Mixed Doubles title.

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