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Summary

  1. Nadal wins 6-2 6-3 6-1 for 10th French Open title
  2. No man had previously won a single Slam on 10 occasions in the Open era
  3. Spain's Nadal did not lose a set in the whole tournament
  4. Wawrinka beat Murray in thrilling five-set semi-final
  5. Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary (UK only) - select the 'Live coverage' tab
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By Jonathan Jurejko and Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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Au revoir!

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One suspects that pose might be how Rafa Nadal will be sleeping tonight. He won't want to let the Coupe des Mousquetaires go.

He's still clutching it as he signs tens of autographs inside Chatrier, and then poses with all the ball boys and ball girls in a picture that they will all cherish until they are grey and old.

While Rafa celebrates long into the Parisian night, it is time for us to say goodbye. Sad face.

Thanks for your company over the past fortnight. And remember: we're only three weeks from the next Slam. Wimbledon.

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And Nadal only lost 35 games in the whole tournament. Leading to this humorous Tweet from Andy Roddick...

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Some of these stats are ridiculous.

Nadal only faced one break point today. He didn't lose it.

He only made one unforced error in that final set.

He won 83% of the points on his first serve.

Unplayable.

Nadal wins 10th French Open title

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Only two men have ever beaten Rafa Nadal in his 81 matches at Roland Garros. Here's one of them...

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From one Spanish Roland Garros champion to another....

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Nadal's thanks continue...

He says on court: "Thank you to my friends, family and team. All the people who come from all around the world for the final."

And he has a word for uncle Toni, his coach, too...

"My uncle's been with me since three years old. We've worked a lot and without him I would not have 10 trophies.

"One last thing, for me playing on this court I feel the support. I love you people more than any other."

'This is so special'

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Nadal speaking after receiving the French Open trophy: "First of all Stan, congrats on a great career in last couple of years. Well done, sorry for today. You've had an unbelievable two weeks. I wish you the best for the rest of the season, keep going.

"It's difficult to talk today but the only thing I can say is thank you. For me to be here for many years is difficult to describe. I come back and see people I have a good relationship with and it's very special.

"It's difficult for me to compare this to any other event. You are always going to be in my heart."

10 trophies and counting?

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Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

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I can recall people saying when he beat Mariano Puerta back in 2005, aged 19, that Nadal could win 10 of these. He was that good that it made sense, but surely form, fitness or emerging rivals would derail him at some stage. Well, they have all played a part, which makes it all the more remarkable that he is holding the Coupe de Mousquetaires for a 10th time. And more dominant than ever. Don't rule out number 11. Or 12.

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Emre: Big congrats to Rafael Nadal for breaking the record and winning the French Open a 10th time in his career.

Fahad Khan: Nadal is back. With Murray and Djokovic struggling, expect Nadal to put on a serious challenge for Wimbledon.

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Rafa picks up the microphone again, the end of every sentence being met with rapturous applause.

He begins by thanking all the Roland Garros staff, then attention turns to Uncle Toni. "Without him I would not have won 10 trophies."

Full quotes on the way...

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Here's Uncle Toni! The man who has been behind every step of Rafa's success gets his chance for a special moment with his nephew, walking out onto Chatrier on his final shift with Team Nadal before calling it a day. The pair embrace. Aahh.

Then Rafa nearly drops the trophy! The only mistake he's made all day...

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Tears. We want tears! Before Rafa makes another victory speech, the Roland Garros bosses put on a video of all his previous wins in Paris. Changing hairstyles, changing outfits, the same smile. And the same ferocious forehands. Spine-tingling stuff.

"You were too good"

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Runner-up Stan Wawrinka speaking on court: "Rafa, I have nothing to say about today. You were too good. You are a great example and it's always been an honour to play against you. Congrats on your career, to you and your team."

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Luke Davies: Utter dominance from start to finish from Nadal. King of clay

Stephanie Siu: Going to miss Uncle Toni so much!

Jared Samuel Adams: The greatest and undisputed clay court player ever.

Adam Shougee: Nadal staking his claim as best ever, extends lead to Djok. The year of Federer and Nadal. Stan to complete career slam Wimbledon.

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Roy Emerson, by the way, is 80 years old. He doesn't look a day over 65. Great genes.

Now it is time for Rafa Nadal to step up onto a stage which looks rather like a fashion catwalk.

Up struts the Spaniard, clasping the Coupe des Mousquetaires in both hands, then - as is the tradition - gently biting the top of the trophy for the cameras.

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A massive roar as the name of Stan Wawrinka is read out, Rafa Nadal thumping his hands together in applause for the runner-up.

Roy Emerson hands over a shiny silver plate to the Swiss. He might be serving some scones and jam on that tonight.

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Everyone inside Chatrier is stood on their feet as Roy Emerson is introduced to the crowd. The 12-time Grand Slam winner is going to present the Coupe des Mousquetaires to Rafa Nadal. From one great champion to another. Very fitting.

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Nadal speaking on court: "I play my best in all events but the feeling I have here is impossible to describe and you can't compare it. The nerves and adrenaline I feel on this court is impossible to compare. It's the most important event in my career."

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Did he have this scheduled? Or is he tweeting from his seat?

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Nadal wins his 10th French Open

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Rafa runs over to his players' box, shaking hands with his loved one. They're too high to hug and kiss. And you can't do a Cashy at Wimbledon in Paris.

Maybe he has gone over for his mobile phone...

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Uncle Toni leaves on a high

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The Nadal family - mum, dad, sister, girlfriend, and uncle of course - are still hugging and high-fiving long after match point, and little wonder. They must have thought these days were gone at some points over the last three years. And it is especially emotional for Toni Nadal, who has just officially coached his 10th and last French Open win. He retires at the end of the season to run Rafa's academy in Majorca.

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Rafa usually ties his shoelaces before he wanders back onto court for his winning interview. I think he's decided to give that a miss today. It's a special occasion after all.

Not only has Nadal wowed the crowd with his terrific tennis, he also speaks to them in three different languages. And he's a good-looking chap. If he wasn't so nice he'd make you sick with jealousy...

"I'm a little emotional," he confesses. Take your time Rafa...

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Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

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It's an amazing effort for this guy to recover his career after injuries and poor form. I don't know if he really believed he had another Grand Slam in him. To come through here and win his 10th - barely losing games - there's been unbelievable play and whether it's in other people's minds that Rafa's back and it's pointless, I don't know. Stan didn't know what to do. The opposition just can't play well against Rafa. He's got that something.

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Pure emotion from Rafa. His face is covered by a towel as he takes in the magnitude of this victory. I think we know there might be a few tears behind the cotton.

Simply sensational. Long live the King of Clay....

Game, set and match - Nadal

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All over! Rafa Nadal makes it the perfect 10. La Decima!

Stan wafts at a forehand volley, the ball crashing into the net.

Rafa closes his eyes, lets go of his racquet, drops to the red clay. It's is a celebration we have seen nine times before - and we see it again.

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Make that one Championship point. Rafa goes long...

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Brilliant. Rafa batters an irretrievable forehand into the corner. Uncle Toni pumps his fist. Two championship points...

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Stan responds with a forehand winner. 30-15...

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This one could be over quick sharp. Two unforced errors from Stan, Rafa leads 30-0....

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Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

I think the standard Rafa is playing here, compared to where he was a year ago, is night and day. How someone can go from a horrible sad decline to this standard is amazing.

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We know Stan isn't going to give up running, but you just think that he could run all day and still not much success. Rafa's power and placement is just that good.

Stan gets his strings on the ball in three consecutive points, but is unable to return them to safety as Rafa goes 40-0 ahead.

Make that four. Stan is so deep behind the baseline he is almost tripping over the line-judges.

A desperate lunge of a backhand goes into the net... Rafa is one game away from victory.

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Abu Ali‏: Could we get another Roger v Rafa final at Wimbledon? On their current form it would be another classic!

Sho Rahman: Don't really know what Wawrinka can do here to get back into this. He has to hope Nadal's level drops.

Ross Evans: Different level tennis for Nadal. You could have two Stan's on court, he'd still find a way to score the point.

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Nadal breaks

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Stan, Stan, Stan. He follows that winner up with a poor smash and then he disintegrates quicker than a sandcastle caught by the tide.

Two unforced errors hand over the break to Rafa on a plate.

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Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Stan's trying something, and you've got to give him credit for that. But he's got to back it up. You can't get the crowd going and then make a silly mistake.

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Nadal makes an unforced error. That's the first one of the set from the Spaniard. He also goes into the net from close range.

Stan can't get over the line though, nor can he in the next game point.

A brilliant backhand winner from the Swiss, after he scampers forward to reach a spinning Rafa drop-shot, draws huge applause from Chatrier.

Stan wheels his arms to get them behind him.

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What. A. Pass. Stan is almost laughing. It is that ridiculous from Rafa. Wawrinka can't hit a forehand return much better, still Nadal gets there and beats him with a forehand winner.

Stan must feel like he is headbutting a brick wall. In fact, he might have more chance breaking that down than Rafa.

Stan still leads 40-30, however. Ah, then he slaps a volley into the net from close range. Deuce...

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Dan Rawlinson‏: Take into account Rafa's form and injuries over the last few seasons and the way he has performed here has been phenomenal.

Curtis‏: The ladies' final is on course to last longer than men's and more competitive. Subdued crowd in Paris.

Theo Bowyer‏: This is flawless tennis from Nadal. I've never seen him play better. Phenomenal.

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Pat Cash

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC Radio 5 live

There are smiles coming across people's faces saying 'yes, now we've got a match'.

They probably want Rafa to win but they also want to see a match.

That was the best game we've seen from a while - from both players. Beautiful winners being hit and Wawrinka is showing some signs of life.

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"Noooo," groans Stan as he lamps a cross-court forehand into the tramlines.

Advantage Rafa... game Rafa. The Swiss third seed plants another one deep, too deep, and it is a hold for the nine-time champ.

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