World No. 2 Rafael Nadal stormed into the second round of the French Open with a bludgeoning 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Yannick Hanfmann on Monday afternoon.
Our champ did little wrong against the 27-year-old German qualifier as he improved to 87-2 lifetime on the Parisian clay, where he is attempting to lift a 12th trophy.
Rafa converted six of ten break points and saved all four break points while improving to 15-0 in the first round matches at the Roland Garros.
It’s always amazing to play here, the new Chatrier is very nice. It’s been an important place in my career.
I played a good tournament in Rome which was very important for my confidence. Now we’ll see.
The King of Clay will face another qualifier in either Yannick Maden or Kimmer Koppejans in the second round of the Roland Garros.