Nadal breezes through to third round

Rafael Nadal was in a dominant mood on Thursday at Roland Garros, easing past Facundo Bagnis in straight sets.

The Spaniard dropped just six games on his way to a 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Bagnis on the red clay of Philippe Chatrier Court.

The fourth seed impressed with 25 winners on his way to his 12th consecutive third round at the French event. 

The victory also marked his 200th career grand slam win, becoming the eighth player to do so.

Nadal did not enjoy the best start, losing his opening service game. However, he made up for it quickly, notching up back-to-back breaks on his way to closing out the set.

The nine-time winner then turned on the class in the second set, needing just 25 minutes to bagel Bagnis.

Nadal then raced to a 5-1 lead in the third set before the Argentine broke back to make it 5-3. One final break wrapped up the set and the match for Nadal, who has looked impressive in the opening rounds. 

In other results, 13th seed Dominic Thiem defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(3). If all hold seed, the Austrian is on track to face Nadal in the fourth round.

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