Rafael Nadal reaches French Open third round

Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal reached the French Open third round on Friday with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Martin Klizan of Slovakia.

updated: May 31, 2013 18:11 IST
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Paris: Defending champion Rafael Nadal suffered another false start at the French Open in the Paris chill on Friday before moving into the third round.

The Spanish third seed, chasing an unprecedented eighth Roland Garros title, saw off Slovakia's Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to record his 54th win in 55 matches at the tournament.

For the second round in succession, the 26-year-old dropped the first set as he struggled in the cold, heavy conditions where the temperature just nudged over the 12-degree mark.

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