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French Open live: Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka live updates and live commentary - Nadal beats Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to win a tenth French Open title!

Hannah Wilks in ATP Tour 11 Jun 2017
  • Live updates, scores and commentary as Rafael Nadal faces Stan Wawrinka in the final of the 2017 French Open
  • Victory for Nadal would see him win a tenth Roland Garros crown
  • Nadal leads the head-to-head 15-3 but Wawrinka is unbeaten in Grand Slam finals
  • Nadal vs Wawrinka French Open tennis is live from Roland Garros at 3pm local/2pm BST
Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to win a tenth French Open title (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal faces Stan Wawrinka in the final of the 2017 French Open - are we about to see an awe-inspiring tenth Roland Garros title for Nadal to crown his resurgence, or will Wawrinka's explosive hitting cause a major shock?



Key events
14:12 11 Jun

How to live stream Roland Garros tennis live

16:51 11 Jun

What more is there to say?

16:46 11 Jun

'Without him not one trophy is possible.'

16:41 11 Jun

How Court Philippe-Chatrier hailed Nadal's achievement

16:40 11 Jun

Hello my old friend

16:40 11 Jun

'You were too good.'

16:37 11 Jun

Nadal reunited with the Coupe des Mousquetaires

16:36 11 Jun

Just some stats to marvel at

16:35 11 Jun

The winning moment

16:29 11 Jun

First congratulations from players on twitter

16:26 11 Jun

La Decima, people

16:22 11 Jun

NADAL WINS A TENTH ROLAND GARROS TITLE

16:19 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 5-1 Wawrinka*

16:07 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 6-3, 4-1 Wawrinka

16:02 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 3-1 Wawrinka*

15:58 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 6-3, 2-1 Wawrinka

15:55 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 2-0 Wawrinka*

15:53 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 6-3, 1-0 Wawrinka

15:47 11 Jun

Rest in peace, Stan's racquet

15:42 11 Jun

Nadal leads 6-2, 6-3 and Wawrinka is fuming

15:38 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 5-3 Wawrinka

15:36 11 Jun

Here's THAT Rafa winner ...

15:34 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 5-2 Wawrinka*

15:29 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 4-2 Wawrinka

15:23 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 4-1 Wawrinka*

15:19 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 3-1 Wawrinka

15:17 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 3-0 Wawrinka*

15:14 11 Jun

Wawrinka's ball-eating moment & more from twitter

15:11 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 2-0 Wawrinka - Nadal breaks to love

15:05 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 1-0 Wawrinka*

15:03 11 Jun

Set 1 stats

14:58 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2 Wawrinka

14:53 11 Jun

Nadal 5-2 Wawrinka*

14:50 11 Jun

Nadal* 4-2 Wawrinka - Nadal breaks to 30

14:47 11 Jun

Nadal 3-2 Wawrinka*

14:33 11 Jun

Nadal* 2-2 Wawrinka - 4 break points saved by Wawrinka

14:26 11 Jun

Nadal 2-1 Wawrinka*

14:23 11 Jun

Nadal* 1-1 Wawrinka

14:19 11 Jun

Nadal 1-0 Wawrinka*

14:17 11 Jun

Head-to-head

14:07 11 Jun

Players on court!

14:06 11 Jun

... And Nicole

14:03 11 Jun

Guga!

13:36 11 Jun

Nicole Kidman's here!

13:34 11 Jun

PRE-MATCH

Live blog

14:12 11 Jun

How to live stream Roland Garros tennis live

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16:51 11 Jun

What more is there to say?

16:46 11 Jun

'Without him not one trophy is possible.'

Rafa's Uncle Toni, who will be retiring as his coach at the end of this year, is on court to honour and be honoured. 

Nadal starts by apologizing for speaking in English.

'Many congratulations' to Stan 'for an unbelievable career. Sorry for today.'

'It's difficult to talk today but the only thing I can say is thank you - thank you very much. To all the people who organized the event ... All the persons who make possible this unbelievable event.

'For me, just to be here for such a lot of years is something difficult to describe.

'That's why, for me, it's difficult to compare this tournament with another one. So many thanks, everybody, for everything, it's always going to be my heart.

'... My uncle that is here with me, since three years old we were working a lot, and without him ... I have ten trophies with me and [without him] not one is possible.'
16:41 11 Jun

How Court Philippe-Chatrier hailed Nadal's achievement

I hope they had something similar ready to go for Stan ...


16:40 11 Jun

Hello my old friend

16:40 11 Jun

'You were too good.'

'Nothing to say about today, you were too good,' Wawrinka says.

Fulsome praise from the Swiss for Nadal's achievements and tennis today.

Switches to French to speak to his team and the crowd.


16:37 11 Jun

Nadal reunited with the Coupe des Mousquetaires

After some quiet crying, Nadal is reunited with his old friend, the Roland Garros trophy. Get you a man, etc.
16:36 11 Jun

Just some stats to marvel at



16:35 11 Jun

The winning moment

16:29 11 Jun

First congratulations from players on twitter

16:26 11 Jun

La Decima, people

Is this the greatest triumph of Nadal's career?

Ten French Open titles. TEN.

2005-9, 2010-14, 2017.

Stan Wawrinka threw everything at him and it didn't make a difference. OK, Wawrinka's forehand wasn't firing like it should - maybe that five-set thriller against Andy Murray did take something out of the Swiss player - but not one of the seven men Nadal faced this fortnight have been able to even dent his game, his fitness, his intensity.

You just witnessed history.

Nadal has his head buried in his towel as the podium is assembled. What must this moment mean to him?
16:22 11 Jun

NADAL WINS A TENTH ROLAND GARROS TITLE

It's 0-15 immediately, and then 0-30 as a second serve sets up Nadal's attack and Wawrinka's forehand goes long.

Two points from La Decima ...

Wawrinka lands a good serve and picks off the forehand for 15-30, but it's two match points as another gigantic backhand has Wawrinka scrambling to no avail behind the baseline!

Has making history ever felt so routine?

Wawrinka staves off one championship point - but a long exchange on the next one sees Wawrinka make a total hash of a defensive slice and NADAL HAS WON!

He's flat on his back in the clay in pure joy. 
16:19 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 5-1 Wawrinka*

Masterful from Nadal for 30-0 with Wawrinka somewhere scrambling behind the baseline and frantically trying to get the ball into the court. A big serve for 40-0, and another magnificent backhand-forehand combination to put himself one game away.

If I could, I'd write a hymn to Nadal's backhand because that's how wonderful it has been today. You're supposed to be able to get SOMETHING out of attacking that shot, even if it's just pushing him backwards off the court. Not today, amigos.

Wawrinka will have to serve to stay in the match, although I frankly don't know why he'd want to prolong this.
16:07 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 6-3, 4-1 Wawrinka

The crowd are trying to squeeze in a half-hearted Mexican wave, but the air's gone out of this match and everybody knows it - it's all over bar the crying, basically.

That's not to say Wawrinka will stop trying. First order of business is to stay just one break down, and he makes a good start with two very solid first-strike points for 30-0, but Nadal lands a big return and ghosts into net for a volley winner for 30-15.

Then Wawrinka hits one of the most beautiful, difficult inside-in forehand winners up the line - and still doesn't win the point, with superb defense from Nadal keeping him in the point and then his lethal forehand landing a magnificent pass. 

Wawrinka staves off the possibility of break point with a big serve for 40-30, but he gets himself into so much trouble on the next point - he attacked Nadal's short backhand to come to the net, but somehow got himself stuck in no-man's-land and tried to play a backhand volley from out of range. It hits the net.

It's his turn to play defense on the next point, though, and he does it brilliantly, keeping the point alive and landing a really phenomenal forehand on the run to make the volley too difficult for Nadal. 

Nadal winds up for the big return and is across the court for a backhand winner that literally leaves Wawrinka stumbling, though. Deuce again.

Wawrinka attacks the net with grim desperation and gets game point again. He knows if he loses serve here, it's all over. (It's basically all over anyway, but you never know.)

Deuce again though as Wawrinka handles Nadal's deep return beautifully, but it does him no good as Nadal simply presses forward for a winner.

Wawrinka plays a blinder on the next point, handling Nadal and putting a deft backhand past him at net, and then with a resigned grin throws his arms into the air to encourage the crowd. Not sure what it's going to get him, but again, you never know.

Manful forehands from Wawrinka on game point - but Nadal's defense is just impenetrable. He resets the point with a defensive lob - Wawrinka tracks it back, hoping desperately it'll drift out, but it doesn't and he has to try to hit a smash going backwards. Into the net it goes.

On the fourth deuce, Wawrinka is a little too tentative on the forehand down the line and a short backhand cross-court wide gives up break point. This is virtual match point.

And Wawrinka hires a forehand long on the second shot. 


16:02 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 3-1 Wawrinka*

The French crowd are willing Wawrinka to get into this, and there's a bit of a mini-storm of yelling as he gets a 0-15 foothold on Nadal's serve. 

Galvanised, Wawrinka attacks - some fantastic defense from the Swiss player and then a sizzling cross-court backhand for 0-30. It feels like his attempts to change the look of the match, to get Nadal to release his kung-fu death grip on it, might be bearing fruit.

On the other hand Nadal might just lean back on his back foot after a great return and hit a fantastic forehand winner for 15-30, then Wawrinka might fire a cross-court forehand wide for 30-30 (the down-the-line shot was very much on, but he didn't back himself to make it).

Nadal plays his own first-strike point for a forehand winner and game point, but Wawrinka immediately makes a fool of me and the above paragraph by firing a forehand winner down the line for deuce. He's really throwing everything at the wall this game. Hopefully some of it sticks.

Nadal delivers a first serve right on to the line and Wawrinka can't control the forehand return - that's been a weak aspect of his performance - for game point, duly converted when Nadal lands a great approach shot and Wawrinka can't make an almost unmakeable forehand down the line pass. 
15:58 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 6-3, 2-1 Wawrinka

Wawrinka himself attacks the net beautifully for 15-0, and then does it again - but despite the Swiss player's volley skidding off the service line, the chasing Nadal is still able to handle it down the line for a winner for 15-15.

A solid serve-and-forehand combo for Wawrinka gets him up 30-15, but Nadal from deep and wide stings Wawrinka's forehand with a gorgeous cross-court forehand for the error. Wawrinka goes back to basics again with the first-strike serve and forehand for game point, and works the next point the same way to get on the board in the third set. 

The way Nadal is playing, that's a result, frankly.
15:55 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 2-0 Wawrinka*

It never ceases to amaze just how wonderful Nadal is at the net, and how little we talk about him as a superb volleyer, but he hits a supremely perfect one for 30-0. He's 11 for 11 in net points played today, by the way.

If it works, keep doing it: Nadal attacks the net again for 40-0 but doesn't even have to hit the volley as Wawrinka can't make the pass. Wawrinka lands a great return on the next point, but it doesn't even make a dent on the Nadal backhand - the Spanish player half-volleys it, refusing to back up from the baseline, and whips a clean forehand winner a couple of shots later.
15:53 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 6-3, 1-0 Wawrinka

Barely 90 minutes in and this looks over - can Wawrinka defy expectations?

Not judging by the start he's made to this set. A couple of errors and it's three break points for Nadal. Wawrinka staves one off but a perfect return from Nadal and pressing with that relentless backhand and he's up a break to start the third set. Closing in on La Decima - should we be expecting a bagel set?

Set 2 stats below.
15:47 11 Jun

Rest in peace, Stan's racquet

You made a lot of mistakes. 



Wawrinka's chances in this match look just about as mangled.
15:42 11 Jun

Nadal leads 6-2, 6-3 and Wawrinka is fuming

Brilliant as Nadal has been, there's no denying that Wawrinka's forehand has let him down. He starts the game by dominating the point and running Nadal side to side - then nets a short forehand from the centre of the court and hammers his racquet into the side of his head. 

He manages to get something out of the Nadal backhand, which has been so solid today, for 15-15 however and pumps his fist, more to himself than anybody else. Can't fault the effort, just most of the execution.

Speaking of execution, Wawrinka might be missing the days of the guillotine right now as he misses a backhand down the line for 30-15. Then on the next point, Nadal comes into net, Wawrinka makes a fantastic pickup to force a second shot - and then misses a makeable shot. That was a howler.

Wawrinka flings his racquet, then picks it up and scientifically bends it in half over his knee. 

A service winner and Nadal is up two sets to love. Pray for Wawrinka's blood pressure. 
15:38 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 5-3 Wawrinka

Serving to stay in the set, Wawrinka is immediately down 0-30 after a Nadal backhand winner, but climbs out of the hole and gives it a big 'Allez!' after a service winner. Currying favour with the crowd - or maybe just reminding them, and himself, that he's still there. 

Nadal will serve for a two-set lead after just 81 minutes. 


15:36 11 Jun

Here's THAT Rafa winner ...

... plus an admiring reaction from Timea Bacsinszky, who made her second French Open semifinal this week and knows a bit about playing on these courts.



15:34 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 5-2 Wawrinka*

Nadal opens the game with an 18-shot rally that leaves Wawrinka spread-legged and gasping for air. Has the King of Clay's backhand ever been this solid?

Wawrinka works his way into net on the next point, which is the right play, but Nadal chases down his volley easily and slams the ball into Wawrinka's racquet and off into the net. Then Wawrinka brings Nadal in with a short forehand slice, but Nadal slides into it beautifully and delicately places the ball down the line and into the corner. Is there anything he can't do today?

Nadal slams an ace down the T to drive the dagger deeper into Wawrinka's heart and hold to love. 
15:29 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 4-2 Wawrinka

The thing is, Nadal is actually only a set and one break up, which is nothing in terms of a five-set match. But it doesn't feel like that. It feels like he's flexing his fingers on that Coupe des Mousquetaires already.

Luckily, Wawrinka doesn't share my fatalism. He digs in to the task at hand, attacking the net for 30-0. A forehand error for 30-15, but it's Nadal's turn to make a forehand error for 40-15.

An OUTRAGEOUS winner from Nadal, though! Wawrinka is well on top of the point with a cross-court backhand that has Nadal on the full run, but the Spaniard slaps a completely flat winner around the net post and down into the corneriest of corners. Applauded by Wawrinka with a resigned air.

It's a hold for Wawrinka, but damn, that Nadal winner is going to be everybody's psychological takeaway from that game. 
15:23 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 4-1 Wawrinka*

Wawrinka backs himself to run round the backhand at 15-0 and it works as he cranks an inside-in forehand winner down the line. Maybe just taking a bit of the pressure off that errant shot by not trying to use it on every point? 

That's a fantastic rally from both men and Wawrinka elicits the error for a slim 15-30 chance - can he get something going here?

Nadal's depth on the backhand is just impenetrable though and he wins the next three points to build a seemingly unassailable lead in this set. Sometimes champions just deliver. 
15:19 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 3-1 Wawrinka

Wawrinka throws caution to the wind and starts attacking the net, even trying to serve and volley at 30-0 - which works but only because Nadal's return just misses. 

Still, he's trying to get something going here and maybe all-out aggression is the way to go - just to give Nadal a different look.

Naturally Nadal whales a forehand return winner down the line for the next point. Wawrinka stares into the middle distance with the haunted eyes of a man condemned to replay this match for eternity.

But he manages to get on the board in this second set after forcing a Nadal error on the run and gives it a 'C'mon!'. Signs of spirit and that's really all you can ask at this point. 
15:17 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 3-0 Wawrinka*

Nadal holds easily to lead by a set and 3-0.

Jelena Ostapenko came back from a similar deficit yesterday against Simona Halep to claim the French Open title - can Stan start challenging the feisty Latvian's spirit? She said in press that she just decided to start enjoying herself. Well, I don't know what 'enjoyment' looks like on Wawrinka, but I don't think it's this. 
15:14 11 Jun

Wawrinka's ball-eating moment & more from twitter

15:11 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2, 2-0 Wawrinka - Nadal breaks to love

Nadal's cross-court backhand looks just stunning so far today - solid as a rock and powerful as a ... rock moving very fast. He uses it to get a Wawrinka defensive slice for 0-30, then pounds away again for 0-40. 

Wawrinka stuffs a tennis ball in his mouth, presumably to stifle the screams. And there's the break, after another long rally which leaves Wawrinka scrambling.

Less than an hour in, and Nadal looks completely in control.
15:05 11 Jun

Nadal 6-2, 1-0 Wawrinka*

Nadal is serving to open the second set, and a long rally ends with Wawrinka spraying a backhand wide for 15-15. He works Nadal wide on the next point and tries to accelerate the forehand down the line, but it slaps into the net and the world no. 3 is looking pretty disenchanted with the state of affairs early on. That'll be meat and drink to Nadal across the net.

And just like that, Wawrinka plays a MAGNIFICENT point, slamming his backhand wide, then down the line and into the net behind it for a delicate drop volley for 30-30. He needed that.

Nadal is handed the first time violation warning of the day as he bounces the ball for the next point, but comes up with a great first serve regardless for game point. And as he pounds away on the backhand cross-court, Wawrinka misses a forehand and flaps a hand dismissively. That's not very positive body language.
15:03 11 Jun

Set 1 stats

A very tight start from both men, but Nadal quickly found his feet and Wawrinka ... didn't. The Swiss star can't trust his forehand right now and he needs it to have any hope of dictating the play, which in turn he needs to do to have any hope of winning the match. Nadal won 14 of the last 20 points to take that set.

Wawrinka did start slowly and get better as the match went on against Murray, but he also expended a lot of match against the British player. 
14:58 11 Jun

Nadal* 6-2 Wawrinka

So having had break point on Nadal earlier in this set, Wawrinka is now serving to stay in it. 

A marathon rally sees Nadal up 15-30 with Wawrinka's sixteenth unforced error, although I'm pretty sure having been run all over the court by the nine-time French Open champion on his favourite court should count as 'forcing'.

A service winner from Wawrinka for 30-30, but Nadal sets up set point by hammering away at the Stan one-handed backhand. 41 minutes in - and Nadal has the set as he reads the Wawrinka game perfectly and goads the Swiss into a forehand down the line long!
14:53 11 Jun

Nadal 5-2 Wawrinka*

Gasps from the Philippe-Chatrier crowd as Wawrinka misses a second-serve return to start the game, but on the next point the Swiss star changes tack and stays on the backhand out of that corner rather than running round it for his (so far error-prone) forehand, and it works.

Nadal comes up with his third ace for 30-15, and a first serve sets up a quick point for 40-15. Then he storms into net behind a forehand down the line approach and knocks off the volley to hold. Suddenly he's very much in control of this set.
14:50 11 Jun

Nadal* 4-2 Wawrinka - Nadal breaks to 30

Four break points saved by Wawrinka in his last service game - how will this one go?

An immediate foothold for Nadal at 0-15, and he works Wawrinka off the court with a cross-court forehand then loops his own forehand around the net post and down the line for 0-30, his most confident point so far. 

It's three break points for Nadal at 0-40 as Wawrinka's forehand hits the net. One's saved by a Nadal forehand into the net, a rather surprising miss that shows the tentativeness with which Nadal is playing in these early stages - but that's fantastic from Nadal to break as he works Wawrinka off the court with a high, looping backhand return and then goes down the line with plenty of margin to get the break. 
14:47 11 Jun

Nadal 3-2 Wawrinka*

Nadal looks like he's on track for a love hold but makes an error for 40-15 and then Wawrinka snakes a forehand bullet down the line. Nadal's second ace down the T though sees him hold and pressure will be right back on Wawrinka.
14:33 11 Jun

Nadal* 2-2 Wawrinka - 4 break points saved by Wawrinka

A couple of errant forehands from Wawrinka and he's under pressure at 15-30, but backs himself twice in the ensuing point to run round his backhand and hammer that forehand inside-out and inside-in to get the error for 30-30. 

But on top of the point, he slams the ball into the net off that forehand to give up his first break point - swiftly saved with a service winner. At ad, he runs around the forehand again and pounds away from out of that backhand corner and gets the Nadal forehand error, giving his first 'C'mon!' of the day.

The same tactic, which is clearly the plan for today, fails him though for deuce. Going to be a thin, thin line between dominating with that inside-out forehand and missing it. 

Nadal misses a trick when he can't make the second-serve return at deuce, though, and Wawrinka has game point - but again the forehand flies long. That's his seventh unforced error off that wing already.

Second break point as Wawrinka leaves the forehand short and tees Nadal up for a big whipping winner, but the Swiss saves it and the game climbs into its seventh minute.

Forehand error for break point no. 3 - saves again with inside-in forehands to Nadal's backhand. 

Break point no. 4 set up with a lovely backhand cross-court winner from Nadal right on to the line. He's been hitting that shot beautifully all fortnight. And saved by a service winner from Wawrinka.

The Swiss has game point after a big serve and that's a WILD miss on the second-serve return by Nadal for a hard-fought Wawrinka hold.
14:26 11 Jun

Nadal 2-1 Wawrinka*

*denotes next player to serve

Nadal presses inside the court and is at net again to force the defensive error from Wawrinka for 30-0, but sprays a forehand long on the second shot for 30-15. Both men look distinctly nervy at this stage of proceedings. And who can blame them? Nicole Kidman's here, after all. This is a big deal.

An error for 30-30, and a Wawrinka backhand down the line after a second serve lets him dictate play immediately off that wing - cross-court, down the line, two smashes for the first break point of the day. That's how Wawrinka wants to play all day - bossing Nadal off that backhand, not letting him get the forehand into play.

Break point saved with a service winner as Wawrinka goes for the big winning drive on the backhand return - tactically, that's how he has to play to keep Nadal honest, but he'd like that one back. 

Nadal finds his first ace out wide for game point, and a big serve to hold. First test safely negotiated, first big hout from Nadal and I spy the first fist-pump of the day.


14:23 11 Jun

Nadal* 1-1 Wawrinka

*denotes next player to serve

An error from Wawrinka for 0-15, but the first extended rally of the match goes his way for 15-15 as Nadal's central ball drifts long - they're just feeling each other out right now. 

Wawrinka finds his first ace of the day down the T for 30-15, forces the forehand error for game point and really cracks the inside-out forehand to hold. It's a blast that echoes round Court Philippe-Chatrier. Shots fired.
14:19 11 Jun

Nadal 1-0 Wawrinka*

*denotes next player to serve

Here we go - Nadal serving to open.

A disputed call on the very first point and Pascal Maria is quickly down from his chair to confirm that Wawrinka's return was long off Nadal's second serve. Could be a long day for the umpire.

The 30-0 point sets Nadal's stall out nicely - a big forehand to Wawrinka's backhand to elicit the defensive slice, in to the net Nadal scuttles and knocks it off with the volley. Nadal holds to love with a big cross-court forehand wide for the error. Confident start (especially considering Nadal struggled to hold serve early vs Thiem). Can Wawrinka follow suit?
14:17 11 Jun

Head-to-head

A reminder of the head-to-head - which Nadal leads 15-3.

Pretty dominant, right? But actually their last six matches have been split 3-3.

Some useful career comparison stats, too ...
14:07 11 Jun

Players on court!

Nadal and Wawrinka have taken the court, with cheers sounding about equal for both.

The French crowd have never really embraced Nadal, but seem to have softened to him in recent years with his increasing vulnerability. They do love French speakers, which may win Wawrinka a greater share of their support. But mainly, they love flair - and a good long five-set contest that gives them the chance to do multiple Mexican waves. Will they get it today?
14:06 11 Jun

... And Nicole

Nicole Kidman, alongside a French gold medalist, is presenting the Coupe des Mousquetaires in its new Louis Vuitton case. 

This is what you're playing for, boys - the shiny cup, not the actress (or the slalom canoeist).
14:03 11 Jun

Guga!

Scenes on Philippe-Chatrier where Gustavo 'Guga' Kuerten - who won the French Open 20 years ago, the same day yesterday's French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko was born - is being feted.

You can read all about Ostapenko's stunning victory here. Her explosive shotmaking prevailed over the defensive game of Simona Halep - an omen for today?
13:36 11 Jun

Nicole Kidman's here!

It looks like the rumours are true - Nicole Kidman will be involved in the trophy presentation alongside compatriot Ken Rosewall (who won Roland Garros 50 years ago). The actress has been doing a pre-match photoshoot on Court Philippe-Chatrier.
13:34 11 Jun

PRE-MATCH

It's almost time for the players to take the court for the 2017 French Open final - Rafa Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka, are you excited?

In the meantime, here's some pre-match reading. You can find our full match analysis and live streaming information here.

We've looked back at Wawrinka's unbeaten record in Grand Slam finals and the three he's played so far. Is he on an incredible road to more Roland Garros glory?




Let's be honest - a tenth French Open title for Nadal this year has seemed all but inevitable. He was brilliant on hard courts for the first four months of the year and stopped only by Roger Federer in the Australian Open and Miami Masters finals, seemingly fully recovered from the various injuries and issues that have dogged him for the past few seasons. He's dominated the European clay-court season, winning tenth titles at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Barcelona Open and reclaiming the Madrid Masters title. And so far at the French Open, he's lost the fewest games he ever has on his way to the final, absolutely crushing all opposition including the only man to have beaten him on clay this season, Dominic Thiem, in the semifinals.

Now just one match away from 'La Decima', Nadal only has to get past this final hurdle - a certain Stan Wawrinka. Probably the only man in the draw that many would have picked as capable of beating Nadal on clay this year, Wawrinka shook off a torrid clay-court season to defend his Geneva Open title the week before Roland Garros, basically saying it relaxed him not to think about the French Open until it was upon him - and it's worked: The 2015 French Open champion didn't drop a set on his way to the semifinals, where he worked himself into peak playing condition with a five-set thriller against Andy Murray

Nadal has never lost a French Open final. Wawrinka has never lost a Grand Slam final. Something's got to give today, but what will it be?




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French Open live: Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka live updates and live commentary - Nadal beats Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to win a tenth French Open title!

Nadal vs Wawrinka French Open final live updates, scores and commentary: Will Rafael Nadal complete 'La Decima' and claim a tenth Roland Garros title, or can Stan Wawrinka maintain his unbeaten record in Grand Slam finals?

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