PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal cruises past Robby Ginepri to open Roland Garros bid

Defending champion Rafael Nadal fired past Robby Ginepri to open his Roland Garros campaign on Monday on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Rafa prevailed 6-0, 6-3, 6-0, firing 27 winners and breaking Robby’s serve on 8 occasions. He next plays Austrian young gun Dominic Thiem.

“I won this round, but it was a bit difficult because of the weather,” said Rafa, “but it was very important for me, because it gave me the opportunity of having two days’ break so that I can practise. That’s always positive. When you win, you’re always happy. Of course, as always, I had ups and downs, and I could have played being a bit more aggressive.”

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  1. Ese es mi Rafa! gigante en el campo de juego, UN LEON!!! que tal garra!! Vamos Rafa bello.

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