PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Adrian Mannarino to reach third round of Paris Masters

Nineteen Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has earned a place in the third round of the Paris Masters with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

He will next meet Stan Wawrinka, who beat Marin Cilic 7-6(3), 7-6(5) in just under two hours earlier today.

It’s not easy to come back after a while without being on the tour.

Tomorrow is another day, another tough match against Stan. Every day on this tournament is so difficult.

Rafa, playing his first event since getting married earlier this month, can secure the year-end top ranking ahead of Novak Djokovic for a fifth time by winning the trophy on Sunday. He is 49-6 this season and is the current leader in the ATP Race To London.

Our champ is playing in Bercy for the first time since 2017 and only the seventh time overall.

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8 comments

  1. Wishing you all the best for your match against Wawrinka. Go get the WIN Rafa. We your fans are there for you no matter what. We love you and believe in you. Your fan always and forever, Merlyn.

  2. Bravo Rafa; you were simple exceptional even on the pressure of the French ppublic that loves you very much but time was one of them and you manage it fantastic; I am so proud of you Rafa;CongratulationsGuadalupe Reusing; Montreal Canada

    • All the best for the rest of this tournament and the finals in London. You deserve to be no 1 again. Stay healthy.. Also congratulations on your marriage. Always my favourite player x

  3. Congrats on the win-hope the wrist is not a hindrance in your play. Best of luck against Wawrinka.👏👍💪🤛🎾❤️

  4. Good for the win. A tough first match. I didn’t think Mannarino would just roll over but he was tougher than I thought he would be.

  5. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FEISTY STRONG VICTORY AND ALL YOUR AWESOME ACES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX VAMOS DEAR RAFA AND ENJOY EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : )

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