In doing so he set a number of records as well as adding to his already impressive list of stats in Paris.
FOX Sports Asia takes a look at all the stats surrounding the Spaniard’s historic win.
Closing in on history
Nadal’s 10th title at Roland Garros makes him the first player in the Open Era to achieve the feat at a single slam. Just two more wins would see him eclipse the all-time record set by Margaret Court, who won 11 Australian Open titles before the Open Era.
On Federer’s tail
He is now only three grand slam wins behind all-time leader Roger Federer, who has 18 slam titles. The win on Sunday saw Rafa pass Pete Sampras (14) to now sit in outright second position on the all-time list.
Nadal easily has the most men’s singles French Open titles with 10 (2005-08, 2010-14, 2017), with Björn Borg next on the list with six (1974-75, 1978-81), Henri Cochet in third place with four (1926, 1928, 1930, 1932), Gustavo Kuerten (1997, 2000-01), Ivan Lendl (1984, 1986-87), Mats Wilander (1982, 1985, 1988) and Rene Lacoste (1925, 1927, 1929) are next in line with three each.
Nadal’s triumph at Roland Garros was so dominant from start-to-finish performance that he only lost 35 games in the whole tournament and did not yield a single set. That total is the second-fewest games lost at a best-of-five grand slam.
Borg holds the record as he lost just 32 games on the way to the 1978 crown in Paris. This was the third occasion that Nadal has won at Roland Garros without dropping a set along with 2008 and 2010.
Rise in the rankings
His victory at Roland Garros lifts Nadal to No.2 behind Andy Murray in the rankings. It is Nadal’s highest ranking since October 2014. Novak Djokovic drops to No.4, his lowest ranking since October 2009.
No-one in the pre or post Open Era comes even close to Nadal’s win-loss record at Roland Garros. With a 79-2 win-loss record, he easily beats Federer (65-16), and Djokovic (59-12).
Thirty is the new 20
Nadal (31), and Wawrinka (32) were the first pair of finalists in their thirties in the final at Roland Garros since 1969 when Ken Rosewall (34) and Rod Laver (30) met in the decider.