Becker, Clijsters, Courier, Pierce, Gaudio and others marvel at Rafael Nadal's 10 Roland-Garros titles.
Highlights of the tournament
La décima for Rafa! Rafael Nadal’s dreams finally came true! At age 31, the Majorcan achieved an incredible feat that had seemed almost unattainable just a couple of years earlier: winning his tenth title at the Porte d’Auteuil. Nobody could get in the way of this new victory. The Spaniard soared through the tournament, allowing his opponents to snatch just a handful of games and refusing to drop a set over the whole fortnight. This domination continued into his final against Stan Wawrinka, where Nadal crushed his higher-seeded opponent in straight sets.
Meanwhile, Jelena Ostapenko caused a sensation in the women’s draw. The Latvian player defied all predictions, becoming the lowest-ranked woman to ever win the title (No.47). Backed into a corner by Romania’s Simona Halep in the final, she managed to turn the situation on its head to clinch victory in three sets (4-6 6-4 6-3). After finishing runner-up in 2014, this was the second time that Halep had fallen at the final hurdle at Roland Garros.