Defending Champion and the clay court king Rafael Nadal made it to the second round of the men’s singles of French Open. He registered a comfortable win in the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.
World No. 1 Nadal beat Italy’s Simone Bolelli 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the first round match. This match started on Monday but ended on Tuesday. On Monday, Nadal had won two sets and was in line with 3-3 in the third set when rain came due to which the match had to be stopped.
On Tuesday, when Nadal came to the field, Simone Bolelli played a good match, but Nadal, who has won the French Open 10 times, managed to beat him in a little while.
Earlier, both of the players had met in this tournament six years ago, but then Bolelli managed to win just five games that time. This time he showed good improvement in his game but could not reach the level of Nadal’s game.
In the other match of the men’s singles, third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat James Duckworth of Australia 6-3, 7-5, 7-6.
At the same time, Kevin Andersen of South Africa defeated Paulo Lorraine of Italy 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the second round in the match for one hour and 42 minutes.
Britain’s Kyle Edmund has also entered the second round for the fourth consecutive year. The 16th-seeded Edmund beat Australia’s Alex De Minaur 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. In the second round, Edmund will face Marton Fucsovics of Hungary in the next round, who beat Canada’s Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 in another match.