Nadal storms into French Open third round

"I know the kitchen, and I know that the owner, the woman loves to bake, so I have everything I need for muffin, cakes, and stuff", she said.

Djokovic smashed his racket after an errant forehand before the man from Buenos Aires had strapping applied to his left wrist in a third set which did not feature a break point until a stray forehand from the champion put him 5-3 down.

Now, Nadal stands 385-35 on clay in his career with a comfortable 20-1 win-loss record this season. Djokovic took 12 of the next 14 games to bury the match. It was just too many unforced errors from myself'.

Nadal, 31 on Saturday, has now won 98 of 100 best-of-five clay-court matches.

After finding himself 2-1 down, Djokovic stormed through the fourth set before an early break in the decider helped secure a 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-1 victory.

World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in Paris. The seven-time Grand Slam champion defeated the 21-year-old Belgian 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles, third-seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan lost in the second round, beaten by Sam Groth of Australia and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

During his on-court interview on the match, Nadal admitted his uncle Toni and the rest of team would be delighted with his performance and he was happy to play so well ahead of his birthday.

Muguruza will next play French 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic, who outlasted American Shelby Rogers 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 yesterday, for a place in the last eight in Paris. What did I say?

The 5ft 7in Argentine then broke serve for a 5-3 lead and remarkably recovered from 0-40 to serve out the set. Nadal has now lost just 15 games in his first three matches and probably has to be considered the favorite to win this tournament if he's going to stay in this current form.

Dominic Thiem had comforting words for Steve Johnson after beating him in the third round of the French Open.

The 13th-seeded Frenchwoman secured victory on her first match point with a forehand victor, and threw both arms in the air to the roar of the crowd. At Indian Wells this year, Federer, Dimitrov and Tommy Haas, dubbing themselves the Backhand Boys, performed "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" during an on-court interview.

Raonic also benefitted from a retirement, the Canadian fifth seed 6-1 1-0 up when Garcia-Lopez had to pull out due to a thigh injury.

Defending champion Muguruza also made it through to the last 16 by defeating Yulia Putintseva and later revealed that baking has not been on the menu in the French capital. Raonic was leading 6-1, 1-0 when Garcia-Lopez stopped.

His previous best was a 6-2 6-0 6-0 win over Juan Monaco here in 2012. In the victory, Bautista Agut won 65 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points.

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