Nadal won again at Roland Garros in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
In the women's series, Martina Navratilova's 9 titles at WImbledon from 1978 to 1990 and Margaret Court's 11 grand slam titles in the Australian Open are the current records for the sport. He has never lost any French open final and he is the first victor to have 10 Grand Slam singles titles for the same tournament.
"I'm a little emotional", Nadal said before getting to clamp his jaws on La Coupe des Mousquetaires.
I'm very happy with my team, with Magnus [Norman], with Pierre [Paganini], Yannick [Fattebert].
"I didn't play my best tennis", said Wawrinka at the conference.
Its hard to compare with other tournaments but the nerves and adrenaline I feel, its like no other place.. He did not drop a set in his seven victories in Paris in 2017.
Wawrinka was in the match for all five games, as the pair exchanged holds before Nadal's unmatched power saw him earn his first break of the contest for 4-2 in the opener.
Wawrinka, who had won his three previous finals at a major, bowed out on the second match point when he sliced a backhand volley into the net.
"This is the most important event in my career without a doubt so to win here is something that I can not describe". Along with improving to 10-0 in finals at Roland Garros, Nadal increased his haul to 15 Grand Slam trophies, breaking a tie with Pete Sampras for second place in the history of men's tennis, behind only rival Roger Federer's 18. In the ninth game, Wawrinka broke his racquet in frustration after Nadal had two set points at 40-15.
Federer (8, Halle, Germany) and Argentine clay-court legend Guillermo Vilas (8, Buenos Aires) are the players with the next highest number of titles at a tournament below Grand Slam level.
The Spaniard dominated the clay court winning the final 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.
Two days after turning 19, Nadal became the youngest man to win a major title since Michael Chang was 17 at the 1989 French Open.
"The only thing that matters is to hold this trophy again", Nadal said.
'Well, for sure I was nervous this morning about the match, about the final, about playing against him. A quarterfinal loss in 2015 ended that run, then came last year's injury.
"Rafa, I have nothing to say about today".
Having beaten world number one Andy Murray with a majestic display of power in the semi-final, third-seed Wawrinka arrived full of confidence as, at 32, he tried to become the oldest French Open victor since Andres Gimeno in 1972.