A year later, Nadal saw off Federer in the Australian Open final and also has a ideal record against his Swiss counterpart in Roland Garros finals, triumphing over Federer in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011. Or hit your head with it.
Rafael Nadal also went on to say that his feelings while he plays on "this court" cannot be compared to any other "feeling". "I think I was a little bit hesitating with my selection of shots". It makes things a little bit more hard but when you win after all these things, it's more special. Sometimes it is too short of a time and I really can't recover fast enough.
"But I have come close before - in Australia this year and in 2012 in Australia (when he lost an epic final to Novak Djokovic). So many reason made that score today, but mainly because he was playing better".
Not only did the victory give Nadal a professional-era record of 10 titles at the same slam, it restarted his grand slam collection after three years without a major.
Toni Nadal, Nadal's coach and uncle, echoed the same sentiments.
"But there is not much to talk about the match". During the period from 2005 to 2014, he won nine French Open titles and in 2009 won the only Australian Open.
Despite grass being Federer's strongest surface - he has seven Wimbledon crowns to Nadal's two - Mats Wilander now has the Mallorcan as favourite for the world's oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament next month. The Swiss will return to action in Stuttgart this week after sitting out the entire clay court season to prepare for Wimbledon.
However, despite boasting a 15-3 head-to-head superiority over 32-year-old Wawrinka, the oldest man in the Paris final in 44 years, Nadal is wary of complacency.
"But it's true that this one is going to be one of the more special ones for the 10, for what happened in the ceremony after the final, for so many things".