Rafael Nadal wins 300th Grand Slam match, reaches Roland Garros third round [PHOTOS]

Rafael Nadal—a 21-time Grand Slam champion, and 13-time winner at Roland Garros—became only the third man (after Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic) to record 300 match wins at the four Grand Slam championships (300-41) with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Frenchman wildcard Corentin Moutet in two hours and nine minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Over a third of Rafa’s wins at majors have come in Paris, where he’s now 107-3. Our champ is 76-15 at the Australian Open, 53-12 at Wimbledon and 64-11 at the US Open.

“The last couple of months haven’t been easy so the victory helps me to improve a lot,” Rafa said after the match. “That gives me a chance to have another match the day after tomorrow. Let’s see what can happen.

Awaiting Rafa in the third round is No. 26 seed Botic Van de Zandschulp.

12 comments

  1. Rafas draw is biased and unfair. Dont know if im being harsh, but it could have been Stan here and Fognini next. But fate had other plans.
    Just be your best champ, then it wont matter whos across the net. Joker, Carlos, Stef, Med and Zverev together across the net wont be a match for you in full flow.

  2. Great to see you smiling and confident. All the best of luck and health, Rafa💪👏🤛👍🍀🎾❤️

  3. Well done Rafa. Minor drama but he solved that problem really quick at the end.

    Rest up champ and get ready for the next challenge!

    In other news, how about Alcaraz! That kid was halfway out of the tournament! What a fightback!

    • Carlos really showed true grit . Love the kid . Novak is acting so confident that I really would love to see Rafa spank him in the quarters but that match better be with the troof open in warmer conditions .

  4. well done, AS USUAL, REST~HEAL~RELAX & so that Friday will be fun for you! You are our RAFA, the best of the best from the inside out!!!

  5. I see no problems at all and Rafa will be ready to advance . Meeting Novak will be an epic match but it’s under the sun with a closed roof , Rafa has a clear advantage . But of course , one match at a time so it’s match #3 which will require a good effort and leß unforced errors . No matter , Rafa is 106-3 on this surface so any opponent is playing a living legend and it’s intimidating and a big mountain to climb to defeat . Vamos Rafa and let’s secure this slam .

  6. Solid match but still a lot of things to improve. Take rest and than all the best for the third round.

    Take confidence out of this win, Rafa.

    Vamos❤️

  7. Rafa, con poderío con autoridad, bien jugado, uuuaaauuuu perfecto, ok ok ok, ADELANTE!!!!

    • Well done Rafa and great to win in 3.Now to rest your foot and br ready for Friday.☘️☘️

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