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Rafael Nadal says winning a French Open-Wimbledon double for the third time in his career will be "complicated" but is highly motivated to have a go as he prepares for the grasscourt season.

"At Wimbledon, however, you have to play low... that puts a great deal of pressure on my knees".

Wawrinka had won his previous three Grand Slam finals, including victory over Nadal at the Australian Open in 2014 when the Spaniard was suffering with back problems. On clay he's just tough to play.

Not only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a major tournament with all matches being best-of-five-sets in the Open era, which dates to 1968.

Rafael Nadal insists winning a record 10th French Open title on Sunday, and his 15th career Grand Slam crown, will not be his greatest achievement.

"Then I won Geneva and I reached the final of a grand slam".

"I think from the beginning from my side, for sure, I didn't play my best tennis", Wawrinka conceded.

Fifteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal feels that it would be nearly impossible for him to repeat his French Open success at the Wimbledon if his troublesome knees react to playing on grass in the way that they have for the last five years.

Rafa Nadal has already earned himself a place in tennis folklore, but a tenth victory in the French Open has taken the tennis legend to another level.

Six-time champion Federer - victor of the Australian Open, BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open titles - is next in line to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals and returns to action this week on grass at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart. "If I am able to keep playing well, why not?" he said.

Meanwhile, in spite of being in the best form of his life, Nadal again asserted Tuesday that he is doubtful for Wimbledon starting in three weeks time.

With Wimbledon set to begin July 3, Paul Annacone - who coached both Sampras and Federer and has just joined Wawrinka's coaching team for the grasscourt season - believes the Federer-Nadal domination will continue at the next major.

- The Spaniard comfortably beat his compatriot for an eighth French Open but the hard yards were achieved in the semi-finals when he defeated Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7, 9-7 in a 4-hour 37-minute epic. Sometimes it is too short of a time and I really can't recover fast enough. Trust me, I'm very happy that I'm the one who did it. He is likely to overhaul Andy Murray some time this summer and return to the summit of the game.

"So, I hope that my knees hold well and I can have the preparation that I really need and the preparation that I want".


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