Nadal dealt with that ultimately minor inconvenience and claimed his record-extending 11th French Open championship Sunday by displaying his foe-rattling excellence in a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 7 seed Dominic Thiem.
Victory on Sunday meant that Nadal became just the fourth man of the modern era to win three or more Grand Slam titles after turning 30, joining Federer, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall.
Chief among those praising Nadal was defender Ramos.
We picked up a victor in Friday's semi-final with Rafa Nadal comprehensively thrashing Juan Martin Del Potro, to cover the -6.5 game handicap easily.
"In the third set I noticed I had cramps in my left hand, I was scared because there was a lot of humidity", he explained in his post-match interview.
This was Nadal's 11th win at the French Open, also known as Roland Garros.
As Rafael Nadal celebrated lifting the French Open trophy for the 11th time, the Spaniard admitted that even he is surprised to be winning Grand Slam titles at the age of 32.
"I told him he needed to hit the ball very high and try to come inside the court".
Rafael Nadal says a decision will be made in the "coming months" on whether he will defend his French Open title next year. Only Thiem's 2016 victory over Nadal in Buenos Aires was a success on non-quick clay.
- Nadal's uncle Miguel Angel Nadal was a former soccer player who represented Barcelona, RCD Mallorca and the Spain national team.
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While we have an edge here, I appreciate that backing a heavy odds-on shot isn't most people's cup of tea, so the game handicap should be a viable proposition.
In the third and final set against Thiem on Sunday, Nadal called the physio twice to check on his wrist that had been troubling him since the semis.
Thiem, competing in his first major final, was second best in the next set as he was edged out in a gruelling second game for the only break of serve.
Nadal coasts to a record 10th French Open title, demolishing Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final which also earns the Spaniard a 15th Grand Slam crown.
After an early swap of service breaks in Paris, it was 4-all in the opening set. But I guess the way he's been playing the last three sets yesterday (Thursday, vs Schwartzman) and the last two sets today (Friday, vs del Potro) is going to help give him confidence.
He beat the Swiss master, Roger Federer, when he was just 17 years old.
The duo have met nine times throughout their career, all on clay, with Nadal taking six meetings to Thiem's three.
Less than an hour after the match was completed, demolition workers began to smash up Court Philippe Chatrier, part of the continuing redevelopment that will lead to a roof being in place over the stadium court in two years' time. But yes it happened in the last two matches. It was Nadal's 60th win in a row on clay.
"I want to think that is possible", Toni said. He won the tournament again in 2008, 2009 and 2011.