Nadal and Wawrinka will both now turn their attentions to grass and the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club in a week's time.
Nadal put that possibility to bed in straight sets over Stan Wawrinka, winning his 10th career French Open title, a feat no other male tennis player has accomplished in the history of the sport. "Pretty sure I've lost my auto keys 35 times this year".
"The reality is I have not had any. I think I'm still - I still can not believe it, because it was my dream and now it came true", she told reporters after defeating Simona Halep, who was seeded third in the tournament.
"But everything needs to be in place if he want to take home a couple of French Open titles". So I hope that my knees hold well and I can have the preparation that I really need and the preparation that I wanted.
Rafa 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.
With his win at Roland Garros on Sunday, Nadal has climbed to second in the ATP Rankings and while the grass is not his best surface, he will certainly be a strong contender to lift the prestigious trophy.
His world ranking slipped as low as 10 in 2015 and his 2016 French Open was ended prematurely after the second round by a wrist injury.
"If I don't feel that, then probably my chances are not there, no?"
"The King of Clay" not only tore up the dirt with four titles, including his 10th at the French Open, he reached the final in three of his last four hardcourt events, meaning he's played the maximum amount of matches in seven of his last nine events, dating back to the Australian Open. I try to play my best at all events.
It was the 22nd Slam final for Nadal; just the fourth for Wawrinka, the oldest man in the championship match in 44 years. "I have high hopes, though, that I'll play well in Stuttgart already".
Murray remains on top with a lead of 2,605 points but while the Scot has 2,500 points to defend during the grass-court season following his triumphs at Queen's and Wimbledon last summer, Nadal has nothing to defend because he was injured at the time.
"There have been magical things that happened in this tournament for me".
There's no rest for the tired: Play begins at the next major, Wimbledon, just three weeks from Monday.