Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka, French Open 2017 fina

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World number four Rafael Nadal takes on number three ranked Stan Wawrinka in the men's singles final of the French Open on Sunday (11 June) at Court Philippe-Chatrier.

A win could see Nadal make tennis history as he would become the first player to win a Grand Slam 10 times.

Having comfortably disposed of arguably his toughest task so far in Dominic Thiem in the semi-final, Nadal should be extremely confident. However, he faces an opponent he would have least liked to play in the final in Wawrinka.

The 32-year-old — the oldest French Open finalist since 1973 — showed he can defeat anyone on his day as he impressively triumphed over world number one Andy Murray in five sets in his semi-final tie.

The duo have faced each other 18 times with Nadal coming out on top with 15 wins compared to Wawrinka's three. Their most recent meeting was in the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-final in 2016 with Nadal triumphing.

However, all three of Wawrinka's wins have come in their last six meetings, including the final of the 2014 Australian Open.

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