Ten French Open titles for Rafa even more impressive than it seems

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PARIS — When Rafael Nadal lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the 2015 French Open and then pulled out of Roland Garros midway through the event a year later, it seemed like his Grand Slam-winning days would be found only on DVR. Injuries had become commonplace, and even in the rare instance when Nadal was healthy, his results were less than stellar.

And then this happened. Nadal dominated Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to win the French Open. And if you haven’t heard by now, that’s 10 championships at Roland Garros, which raises the question: How many more?

Gustavo Kuerten, who won the French three times in 1997, 2000 and 2001, believes Nadal could win 15. Fifteen! Perhaps, but let’s put 10 in perspective first. This is the first time any man has achieved La Decima in any Grand Slam event (Rafa already managed this feat in Monte Carlo and Barcelona this year). The only person ever to win a singles title more

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