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|PARIS , June 11 (Xinhua) -- The No. 4 seed Rafael Nadal won his 10th title at the French Open with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory over the third-seeded Stan Wawrinka in the men's singles final here on Sunday.
The Spaniard became the first player to win 10 titles in any Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era. He took the sole second place on the all-time list among men's players for most Grand Slam titles won with his 15th trophy of career.
Nadal led their head-to-head record at 15-3 against Wawrinka, also owning an advantage of 6-1 on clay. 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.
Nadal won all his nine previous final appearances in French Open, and Wawrinka won his first three Grand Slam finals, the 2014 Australian Open , the 2015 Roland Garros and the 2016 US Open.
Two players held their serve in the first four games, before Nadal rode on a four-game winning streak to set it 6-2 in the opening set, where the Swiss No. 3 seed suffered a total of 17 unforced errors.
Wawrinka could not convert his threatening single-handed backhand attack into an upper hand, and Nadal , in quest for a record-breaking 10th success at Roland Garros, pleased crowds a lot throughout the match with his consecutive high-quality forehand shots.
"The King of Clay" built a comfortable 3-0 lead early in the second set, before Wawrinka managed to snap his slide after holding serve in the fourth game.
The Spanish could cover every corner of the court to maintain his advantage at 5-2 after the seventh game. In the ninth game, Wawrinka broke his racquet in frustration after Nadal had two set points at 40-15.
However , that proved useless to Wawrinka as his Spanish opponent went through the second set 6-3 in 44 minutes.
Nadal grasped his second match point as he led 5-1, 40-30 in the third set to finish his flawless fortnight performance at Roland Garros. He converted 6 of 13 break points in his final phase to achieve the 10th success.
After Wawrinka netted a backhand, Nadal threw himself onto the groud of the Philippe Chatrier Court with racquet away.
At 31 years and 8 days, Nadal , only surrendering 35 games in seven matches at Roland Garros this year, also became the oldest player in history to win 15 Grand Slam titles.
He will earn a prize money of 2.1 million euros and 2000 ATP ranking points, enabling him to move up to No. 2 on world rankings to be updated on June 12, his highest since October 2014.
Last year's champion Novak Djokovic who are eliminated in the quarter-finals this year , on the contrary, will drop to world No. 4, his lowest since October 2009.
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Snowboarding is a fun sport that requires skill, technique , energy and a bit of courage to get the most enjoyment out of it. In saying this, while you are learning the technique of snowboarding and then testing your skills by perfecting jumps or flying down a slope you need the right snowboard gear. Snowboard gear essentially is there to protect you from falls and other mishaps that you will experience as you progress in your snowboarding adventures. This article will discuss some of the gear you need and some that is not as essential.
No Bumps On The Head
Starting from the top of the body, you need to protect your head. You will see many snowboarders that don't have helmets because they don't like the feel of a helmet or maybe they are just free riding down a hill and don't think it is necessary. It is probably a good idea to start off with a helmet and then make your mind up as you get more experienced. If you are doing jumps or contemplating black runs or off piste snowboarding then it is a good idea to wear a helmet.
You want a helmet that fits snugly without being too constrictive. It may also provide insulation against the cold.
Goggles may not be a priority for you but they also provide protection from the sun and the glare of the sun off the snow. They help your eyes when it is snowing or windy. This is vital when you are going fast down a slope and need to be able to see where you are going. Many people start off with sunglasses as they are similarly effective but goggles are best in the long run as they create a seal around the eyes and stop snow getting between your eyes and the lenses.
Keep The Body Warm But Not Too Much
For the body you need warm, water proof clothing that also allows air to circulate so that you don't become too sweaty. There are countless choices when it comes to a snow jacket. You can go with the standard jacket or a smock or even a snow suit. Apart from the look of the jacket you need to consider how well it insulates and keeps water out and if it is designed to let air circulate. You may want additional features like number of pockets or storage places. Some jackets come with ipod or cell phone storage but this would be considered nice but not necessary to have.
In terms of protection against falls you may consider padding for the knees and elbows. These are the most likely areas to be affected if you fall. Snowboard pants also have padding in the knee area and around the rear to protect against falling on the tail bone.
Gloves are also essential. Your hands will feel the cold the most and they will need to be protected against the cold and snow. .