Nadal back to familiar winning ways at Roland Garros
Paris: Four-time champion Rafa Nadal enjoyed a workout in the muggy Paris heat on Tuesday as he dispatched teenager Gianni Mina 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round of the French Open.
Nadal, who suffered his only defeat at Roland Garros in last year`s fourth round, was rarely stretched by the 18-year-old French wildcard, and the hustling Mallorcan delighted the Court Suzanne Lenglen crowd to a trademark rampaging win.
Nadal extended his Paris career record to 32-1 when Mina sent a forehand ballooning over the baseline.
He now plays Argentine Horacio Zeballos for a place in the third round.