Victorious Nadal Describes French Open As Magic

Nadal arrived at a Nike shop on Paris' famous Champs Elysees Avenue just after having posed with his trophy on a barge cruising the Seine River in the French capital, to the delight of a crowd of global fans. "It's just that I am apprehensive about my knees. This is the most important event of my career". While other players experience ups and downs, Nadal never appears to falter, consistently emerging from the field as the best player in the world.

Nadal crushed Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the men's singles final to clinch his 10th title at Roland Garros.

But when he returned, he swept to the French and US Open titles and reclaimed the world number one spot. Between these 31 matches, he lost only 7 sets including three each in 2005 & 2006 and one in 2007. Greatest player ever probably to play our sport. She is the first woman seeded No. 1 to lose in the French Open's first round in the professional era, which began in 1968.

Speaking before his return to action at the Stuttgart Open, Australian Open victor Federer acknowledged the extent of the unexpected difficulties being suffered by Djokovic, who parted company with his coaching staff last month and began working with Andre Agassi in Paris. "The only thing that I know is I am playing well now".

The Swiss has won all three Grand Slam finals in which he has appeared - in 2014 he beat Nadal in Australia and then Djokovic in the 2015 Paris final and again in last year's US Open finale. "I think since the beginning of the year, you can see he's playing more aggressive, staying more close (to) the (baseline)".

Although Nadal has a 15-3 win against Wawrinka and blazed his way through to the finals in the last two weeks, they were still some doubts about his ability before the final. Bjorn Borg was the only player in history until Nadal's emergence who dropped only 32 games en route to the 1978 French Open title.

Remember that Federer reached the Wimbledon final in 2014 and '15 (losing both to Djokovic) and also lost in the semifinals to Raonic a year ago, a match in which Federer didn't appear to be the same after slipping and falling on the grass in the fifth set.

While hosting Eurosport's flagship "Game Set and Mats" programme, he said: "I'm not that interested in the numbers".

No. 1 Andy Murray is the defending champion.

Nadal, however, is just hoping his knees hold out at Wimbledon next month.

"I need to have strong and powerful legs to play well at Wimbledon".

"If you're not completely free. you don't want him to take the lead and play even more freely", said Wawrinka, who became US Open champion past year.