PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal advances to Rome 3rd Round

Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal is through to the third round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia after a 6-2 6-0 win over Marsel Ilhan of Turkey. The match lasted 74 minutes as Rafa scored his first win over the Turk.

Rafa: “Today was a good start. I played with not many mistakes and that gave me the chance to win with that score.”

Our Champ will next face No. 16 seed John Isner, who fired 11 aces and lost as many service points in a 7-6(6), 6-4 win over Leonardo Mayer.

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