12-time champion Rafael Nadal started his 2020 Roland Garros campaign with a straight sets win. The second seed moved into the second round of the French Open on Monday, requiring two hours and two minutes to beat Egor Gerasimov 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. He improves to 16-0 in first-round matches at the clay-court Grand Slam championship, with 14 of those wins coming in straight sets.
“I’m not going to make a mistake – the attitude and motivation is always here,” Rafa said after the match.
“It is a different Roland Garros to the one we are used to and the conditions are very challenging. I’m happy to be in the second round – it is a good start.”
A good start to his chase for a 13th Roland Garros title.