Federer pays tribute to 'simply incredible' Nadal

Roger Federer has taken to social media to congratulate Rafael Nadal after his long-time friend and foe won a historic 10th French Open title.

Nadal was too hot to handle as he crushed Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1 on Sunday.

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He claimed the Musketeers Cup without dropping a set in the tournament for the third time, having lost only 35 games en route to achieving what has been dubbed 'La Decima'.

Nadal now moves back to within three of Roger Federer's all-time record of 18 grand slams with a 15th major title, and the Swiss Maestro was quick to praise the Spaniard after the incredible victory:

"Simply incredible, Rafa #10," Federer tweeted on Monday.

A host of other big names in tennis also took to Twitter with their congratulations:

The vanquished Wawrinka could do little but offer praise to Nadal for a complete performance, denying the Swiss his fourth grand slam title.

"There is nothing to say about today, you were too good," Wawrinka said.

"What you are doing in tennis is unbelievable. It's always been an honour to play against you, two grand slam finals now, congratulations to you for your career and your team."

with AAP