Nadal races through to reach third round with ease

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Nadal races through to reach third round with ease

Rafael Nadal wasted no time in securing his place in the third round of the 2020 French Open with a blistering straight sets win over Mackenzie McDonald. The Spaniard was in sublime form as he bookended a bagel with two other convincing sets and ended up losing just four games in the entire one-sided match. McDonald never looked about to compete with the world number two from the back of the court, and Nadal was able to close out the win after just one hour and 40 minutes. There was a moment of comedy as McDonald attempted to catch the number two seed out with a cheeky underarm serve, but he was left to immediately regret it. Looking to equal Roger Federer's men's record of 20 singles Grand Slam titles at the rescheduled Roland Garros this year, the Spaniard was never bothered on Court Philippe Chatrier. "My objective is to play as well as I can. It was a good match for me today. I'm very happy," Nadal said on court after the match. "Then it's another difficult match. We'll see, I hope I'll be at a good level. It's always special for me to play here in Paris, on court Philippe Chatrier." Later, he spoke to Eurosport's Alex Corretja and gave his views on the balls and conditions he is struggling to adapt to at Roland Garros. "Before I left Mallorca I looked at the weather in Paris and I knew that if it was going to be cold and the ball was like that," Nadal told Eurosport. "Obviously these conditions would be difficult and different. But the reality is what it is and we try to do the best we can to try and play the best game possible." Having extended his win-loss record at Roland Garros to 95-2, Nadal will next take on either Kei Nishikori or Italy's Stefano Travaglia.