Wawrinka was trying to win his second Roland Garros title in three years but was blown away.
Nadal was shown a montage of his 10 victories before the trophy presentation and said the historic nature of the triumph added to his satisfaction. "But I knew that I had been playing too good in the tournament to play a bad final". "And second, all the effort I have been doing last few weeks to get to my best level again, to get some confidence again, and to win all those matches, some tough matches".
"From the beginning from my side, I didn't play my best tennis", Wawinka said.More news: Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years
"Today was a very important day for me".
In a one-sided final, the fourth seeded Nadal demolished Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in just over two hours to become the first player in the Open Era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. He had beaten Nadal in a Grand Slam final before, after all - and the Swiss had just produced his best tennis Friday to beat world No. 1 Andy Murray in the semifinals. Throughout this tournament one waited for someone to step up and finally test Nadal, but the Spaniard proved why he is regarded as the king of clay, dominating this clay court season like no other. That's always something special, and you need to see that also from the big picture. But the 2015 champion could not convert it and it proved to be the only break point he earned all afternoon.
"There is no one in the world who can make you feel more inadequate than Rafa Nadal on this court", said NBC's Mary Carillo, describing Nadal's dominance. Nadal continued to hold serve easily and then, getting his groundstrokes right and playing with plenty of depth, broke on Wawrinka's very next service game to take the lead 4-2.
The Spaniard did not waste any time in wrapping up the second set as he finished Wawrinka off in 45 minutes. He lost only 35 games in his seven matches and did not drop a set.More news: British Police Name Third Attacker From Saturday's Rampage In London
The 31-year-old has been on top of his game over the past fortnight, going the whole tournament without dropping a single set.
Rafael Nadal the victor then, with a tenth French Open crown in just 13 years as the tennis world now turns its collective attention to the grass-court season and Wimbledon.
But Nadal said revenge for that defeat has never entered his thinking.More news: Super Meat Boy Creator Reveals New Game For PC And Switch