Rafael Nadal was utterly imperious in taking his fifth French Open title and the Spaniard would have beaten Roger Federer comfortably had the Swiss met him in the final.
Robin Soderling had another magnificent tournament in reaching the showpiece match with a win over Federer en route, but Nadal was going to pummel anyone - it did not matter who he was due to face.
I think the world number one realised after his defeat to Soderling last year at Roland Garros that there were a number of things he needed to change in his game.
The changes made reflect the fact that Nadal's main priority this season is to win the US Open - a first win at Flushing Meadows is at the top of his wish list.
What the 24-year-old has done is to flatten out his groundstrokes and to hit the ball deeper and with more aggression.
Nadal looked as impressive as I have ever seen him play and this win was as good as any of his others at Roland Garros.
The only moment of doubt was in his semi-final against Jurgen Melzer when he suddenly capitulated as he was looking to close the match out, and it was really quite extraordinary.
I have never seen that happen to Nadal in his entire career, but he managed to pull through and seal his spot in the final regardless.
Anyone who was looking to see if he might implode again in the final was not given a glimmer of doubt as he proved that he is comfortably the best player in the world.
There is no doubt in my mind that Nadal would have beaten Federer pretty convincingly if the pair had met in the final.
Federer's stroke play is as good as ever, but his all-round match play is not. His record last year was superb, but he will struggle to dethrone Nadal as the world number one.
I believe that the Spaniard is there to stay at the top of the world rankings and, although Federer loves to prove people wrong, his match play is certainly not what it once was.
Francesca Schiavone's win at Roland Garros was so outrageous that I am not even sure she will be able to come to terms with it.
The Italian is probably not sure if she will do anything else significant for the rest of her career but, at the age of 29, her dream has been achieved and there is not much time left.
I do believe that the women's title was there for the taking as the top players in the world have all been playing very poorly, but Schiavone did brilliantly to hold her composure.
I fancied Sam Stosur to prevail, but the Australian will have other opportunities - this was Schiavone's chance, and the clay is by far her favourite surface.
One thing is for sure: the top women in the world need to get their act together, because their performances of late have been very poor indeed.