[VIDEO] Roland Garros 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Simone Bolelli – highlights

Watch highlights as Rafael Nadal begins the defence of his Roland Garros title with a straight-set win over Simone Bolelli on Court Philippe Chatrier.

13 comments

  1. Rafa you did very well indeed, and all the best for your next match after a day in between.

    Love and prayers,

    AlaineXXsydneyXXAustraliaXX

  2. I’ve heard that rafa is playing on thursday and not tomorrow as the commentators said earlier. Does anyone know which is right?

    • Hi Susie, Rafa v Guido Pella isn’t on the schedule for tomorrow, so it will be Thursday. I’m glad Rafa gets a day of rest (or practice probably!)

  3. En losdos primeros juegos Rafa estubo muy bajo en primeros servicios solo 56% y esto creo que dificulto no haber ganado en mas breve tiempo

  4. En losdos primeros juegos Rafa estubo muy bajo en primeros servicios solo 56% y esto creo que dificulto no haber ganado en mas breve tiempo

    • For Alejandro Barra: I do not understand much Spanish. But if I am correct, you are wondering, just as I am, how low was the first serve accuracy of Rafa with his game against Bolelli.. Was it a deliberate tactic? Was the first serve a give-away? Even after only the first set, I was thinking “Rafa should be texting Carlos Moya already to reserve a practice court already for his service shots.” And then the rain delay should have given him and Carlos enough time to review statistics. Apparently, he did not — as shown by the again poor first- serve percentage in the continuation of the third set. Oh, but then again, I am over-thinking, maybe?

      Regardless, I am still shouting Vamooos! in my heart.

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