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French Open: Rafael Nadal eases through to second round with straight sets win against Jordan Thompson

Rafael Nadal defeated Jordan Thompson 6-2 6-2 6-2 at Roland Garros; the 13-time French Open champion is back in action after missing the Australian Open with a chronic foot problem

Last Updated: 23/05/22 5:25pm

Rafael Nadal is through to the second round of the French Open after beating Jordan Thompson in a straight sets victory. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rafael Nadal eased through the opening round of the French Open claiming victory against Jordan Thompson.

Nadal was in his element in Paris, winning in straight sets, 6-2 6-2 6-2, and comfortably seeing himself through to the second round.

A chronic foot injury has hampered Nadal’s season so far and so a routine victory on his hunt for a 14th French Open win will certainly bolster the 21-time Grand Slam winner’s confidence.

Nadal is in the same quarter of the draw as Novak Djokovic and will face either Corentin Moutet or Stan Wawrinka in the second round.

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