21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal made a convincing start to his bid for a 14th Roland Garros title as he beat Australia’s Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday in Paris. He improved his Roland Garros record to 106 wins and just three losses since his 2005 title-winning debut.
Our champ now has 299 Grand Slam match victories and will face Corentin Moutet in the next round after the French wildcard defeated Stan Wawrinka.
After the match, Rafa said: “Incredible for me to be back here at Roland Garros. Happy to win in straight sets. It is only one match.”