Rafael Nadal storms past Stefano Travaglia in French Open third round

Rafael Nadal needed just 95 minutes to cement his place in the fourth round of the French Open. He encountered little resistance on court Philippe Chatrier, hitting 28 winners and saying stars started to align in Paris.

He defeated Stefano Travaglia 6-1 6-4 6-0 to set up a clash against the 20-year-old Sebastian Korda. (The American player has a cat named after Rafa.)

“The scoreline is because I did a lot of good things, I went to the net more often, I was more aggressive,” the 34-year-old said.

“I played my best match here at Roland Garros this year.”

Rafa’s stat line today:

  • 28 winners
  • 13 unforced errors
  • 73% first serves in
  • 78% first serves won
  • 82% second serves won
  • 53% return points won
  • 6/7 break points won
  • 0 break points faced



  1. Very good effort by Sebastian making the fourth round as a qualifier 👏 but not good enough against his idol, the King of Clay today. 97-2 for Rafa, how impressive!!! Keep it going Rafa 🤩😍

    Good luck against Alex/Jannik 🍀

    Vamos Rafa 💪❤️

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