Top seed Rafael Nadal breezed through to the third round at 2014 Roland Garros after downing Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to improve to 61-1 lifetime at the clay-court Grand Slam championship, which he first won in 2005 (d. Puerta). Rafa will next play Leonardo Mayer.
“I played well. I played the way that I would like to play… and I’m happy the way I returned today… I was a bit nervous at the beginning of the match. Dominic will have his chances to become a top star and fight for these tournaments… I think that he has huge potential and he could be one of the players who is going to replace us. His tennis style is really good. What he could work on is his footwork and how he moves on the court. That’s all,” said Rafa.
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