French Open 2017 men's final: Dominance continues for Nadal at Roland Garros with his 10th tournament title

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French Open 2017 men's final: Nadal vs. Wawrinka live updates, highlights

French Open 2017 men's final: Nadal vs. Wawrinka live updates, highlights

Rafael Nadal entered the 2017 French Open final with a chance to win his 10th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. He looked unbeatable from the first serve, continuing his dominance on clay for yet another year.

Stan Wawrinka fought back, but it was clear Nadal wasn't letting anyone come close to upsetting his historical performance to complete "La Decima."

Nadal's first win at Roland Garros was in 2005 at 19 years old. He went on to win four straight years until 2008. He picked up where he left off in 2010, winning five straight until 2014. He now adds 2017 to his collection of 15 career Grand Slam title wins at 31 years old.



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The King of Clay is just three title wins back from all-time leader Roger Federer with 18. He was dominant from start to finish, after powering through competition without dropping a set. Nadal is the first player in the Open era to hoist 10 trophies at a single tournament.

Wawrinka ended his streak of a perfect 3-0 record in Grand Slam final appearances with the loss to Nadal. His last three Slam final victories are a U.S. Open win against Novak Djokovic in 2016, a Roland Garros win against Djokovic in 2015 and a win against Nadal at the 2014 Australian Open. Entering the final, Wawrinka was on clay 5 hours and 19 minutes longer than Nadal in matches before the final. Wawrinka still looked strong, but he stood no chance against Nadal back at his best.


French Open 2017 men's final: TV info, live streaming


The match begins 9 a.m. ET Sunday. NBC (U.S.) and Eurosport (UK) will televise the match. You can live-stream the action at Roland Garros through NBC Sports Live Extra in the U.S. or Eurosport Player in the UK. Radio play-by-play is also available for free on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn app.


French Open 2017 men's final matchup


In Nadal's previous matches, his toughest competition has been against No. 6 Dominic Thiem. He proved nothing would get in his way, blowing past Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0. Nadal and his dominant backhand also faced ranked opponents No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut and No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta.

Nadal boosts a 17-1 record on clay this year to date, while Wawrinka's record stands at 6-3.

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Wawrinka was able to knock off top-ranked Andy Murray in the semifinals in five sets, showing off a strong forehand. His journey to the final also included matches against ranked opponents No. 7 Marin Cilic, No. 15 Gael Monfils and No. 28 Fabio Fognini.


French Open 2017 men's final: Live updates, highlights


Scroll down for the latest highlights and updates.

10:48 a.m . — Nadal's coach and uncle, Toni, presents Nadal with a commemorative replica trophy.



11:38 a.m . — The French were well-prepared for Nadal's win. Ceremony complete with banners "Bravo Rafa" and graphics commemorating 10 Roland Garros titles. Even minutes after his historical win, this tweet comes from his account. A powerful video highlight reel of each of his 10 wins is shown on the screen before he is awarded the trophy.



11:24 a.m. — His dominance continues and Nadal beats Wawrinka in the third set, 6-1 for his 15th career Grand Slam title. He has won at Roland Garros a record 10 times.



. @RafaelNadal undefeated in final RG, win 10th 6-2 6-3 6-1 Rafa remains undefeated in the final at Roland Garros and won his 10th title



11:23 a.m. — Championship point for Nadal. He has been unbeatable throughout this French Open.

11:16 a.m . — Wawrinka showing some signs of life here in the third set. Meanwhile, Nadal is just two games away from his 10th title at Roland Garros.

Get around him! #RG17 pic.twitter.com/KvpRDzEpWg



10:54 a.m . — Wawrinka has spent more time on the court (5 hours and 19 minutes) than Nadal and it is starting to show. Nadal still looks fresh, while Wawrinka shows fatigue.

10:44 a.m . — Afer a tough rally, Wawrinka throws his racket and snaps it over his knee in frustration and gets a racket abuse warning. But that's the least of his worries. Nadal wins the second set, 6-3.

Absolute impotence. This creates the superiority of #Nadal in @stanwawrinka. #RG17



10:34 a.m. — A no-look forehand pass from Nadal down the line and Wawrinka claps. Bowing would be more appropriate?



10: 26 a.m. — Nadal leads in the second set, 4-1.

10:17 a.m . — Everything is going Nadal's way right now. Wawrinka looking frustrated.



10:00 a.m . — Wawrinka isn't helping himself out against Nadal, still playing aggressive, but the numbers are catching up with him. After 41 minutes, Nadal wins the first set 6-2.



9:54 a.m . — Nadal with three aces, Wawrinka with one. Nadal keeps catching Wawrinka with a cross court serve landing on the line sideline.

9: 49 a.m. — Wawrinka has had his chances, but Nadal is firing back. Still in the first set.



9:43 a.m . — Wawrinka and Nadal playing a close set so far. More errors than winners through 25 minutes.

9:07 a.m . — Nadal will serve in the opening set. A reminder, he boasts a 78-2 record at Roland Garros and is 26-0 against players with a one-handed backhand.

9:03 a.m . — Just a few minutes away from the start of the French Open final and Stan Wawrinka announces he has a change in staff.