This title, a record 10th at a single Grand Slam in the professional era, was arguably the most impressive of Nadal’s 15 majors.
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Wawrinka, who spent nearly five hours more on court than Nadal to reach the final, looked confused and heavy-legged, although he did have a glimmer in the third game when Nadal, still settling down, saved a break point.Nadal failed to convert any of the four break points he had in the following game, but drew first blood the next time an opportunity arose to take a 4-2 lead.Then he switched on the afterburners, taking Wawrinka out of the equation, and minutes later the Swiss wafted a forehand long to hand Nadal a second break of serve and the opening set.Nadal got a time violation at the start of the second, but Wawrinka could not slow the Spaniard's charge as he bounded into a 3-0 lead in the second having won seven games in a row.Nadal was relentless though, pinning Wawrinka back behind the baseline.
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