Nadal, who won his first French Open title at the age of 19 in 2005, had gone three years without a Grand Slam crown.
The Spaniard, now a 15-time Grand Slam victor, eased to victory in the French capital to the delight of those in attendance.
"I try my best in all events, that's the real thing", Nadal said in remarks during the trophy ceremony. "You are a great example and it's always been an honor to play against you", said Wawrinka. He continued his in-form performance on his favorite surface, where he recorded the most wins in 2017, at Roland Garros without losing a set en route to the final. The Spaniard just lost out on winning this year's Australian Open trophy after surrendering a lead in the fifth set of the final to Roger Federer.
"Thank you and see you next time."Third seed Wawrinka, the 2015 champion who had won all his three previous grand slam finals, was gracious in defeat."I would like to congratulate Rafa".
"It's true that 10 is a attractive number, but actually my favourite is nine", said Nadal, the nine-time champion at Roland Garros.
The Spanish could cover every corner of the court to maintain his advantage at 5-2 after the seventh game.
Nadal, whose career record at Roland Garros reads 79 wins and just two losses, was joined on the presentation by his uncle Toni, his coach since boyhood.
"But that's clearly his best he will ever play". It went to deuce six times and the game went over nine minutes before Wawrinka ultimately held. He defeated the Swiss tennis ace 6-2, 6-3 and 6-1. In the buildup, both men had talked about the need to be aggressive, but it was Nadal who pushed Wawrinka around and pushed him into going for too much.
Playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final, he triumphed in Paris without dropping a set for a third time. And I miss playing well at Wimbledon. "I think I was a little bit hesitating with my selection of shots".
"For sure he's playing the best he's ever played".
"This has been, I think, a flawless Roland Garros for me", said Nadal, who dropped just 35 games in total on his way to a 15th grand slam title but his first for three years.
2 - Nadal will be ranked world number two on Monday, his highest ranking since October 2014.