French Open: Rafael Nadal starts title defence with win [PHOTOS]

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal started his 2015 French Open campaign with a win as he defeated the 18-year-old French wild card Quentin Halys. Our Champ won 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 48 minutes in Paris.

Rafa has won 67 of his 68 career matches at Roland Garros, including the last 36 in a row.


  1. salut rafa , bien pour le premier tour jamais facile à jouer ! reste concentré pour la suite , ils veulent tous te battre … ALLEZ RAFA , 10 ème TITRE RECCORD ABSOLU !!!! VAMOS

  2. Rafa will definitely be OUT on or before the Quarters. His level is still low.

  3. Rafa good star,it was great to see him smiling on court,That was a beautiful opening much.rafa your fans for ever,VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

  4. Ramos Nadal Ramos Wish u all the best for the 10th title of Roland Garros U can do it again Nadal u will be the Winner U have my support Nadal the Greatest

  5. Vamos Rafa.💖. Not bad. U did quite well. Didn’t get to watch your match, coz here in India Tata Sky doesn’t air. So Iv got a new connection of Videocon Dth . Shud be connected soon. The kids at the academy where I practise at the DY Patil Tennis Courts, send all their love n support to you. Hope to see your 2nd round match. U r the best.🌷 🌸 🌹 🍀 🍁. Nobody better than you. Tony Uncle is doing a good job wit you. Just keep the confidence going. When you feel down n out on the courts, close your eyes n think of all the love n support of the millions of fans you have. N all the energy will be back. Trust your self. Take care n a big God bless you. Rafa.💖.

  6. no way, he played well, he wants to keep as much energy for the big guys.

  7. Good start of the tournament. Take rest and be ready for the next match. We are all behind you. Vamos Rafa!!!

  8. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) That was a beautiful opening match & a welcoming to French Open win!!!! ci….ci…. : ) It is so wonderful to watch you play Rafa and I love your amazing shots & creative net coverage…..God bless you dear Rafa !!!!! : ) Have a nice afternoon & enjoy your first win!!!!!!!!! : ) : )

    • Rafa did not retrieve quite some shots from Halys that a vintage Nadal would have dealt with easily. Misfired forehands and short backhands is a recipe for disaster against a top 50 player. He needs to urgently up his game.

      • Ok ,so yes his game was mixed ,but he did just what he needed to get the win ,hopeful he will improve each match ,,,will he win the whole thing ,,as much as I want to yes of course he will ( love watching him play ) I have as many doubts as he does,,,,,I hope I’m wrong and he wins it all in style,

  9. Things are not looking good. Rather poor performance from Rafa. Low on energy, lots of UE’s. Hope he will show up in different form in the next round, or he’s out.

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