Roland-Garros 2022 – Rafael Nadal qualifié pour le second tour après sa victoire contre Jordan Thompson en trois sets

Rafael Nadal reassured himself this afternoon on the center court of the French Open. Opposed to Jordan Thompson for his entry into the running, the Mallorcan won with authority in three sets (6-2, 6-2, 6-2). Bothered by his foot injury as he announced to the media, the Spaniard did not seem to suffer during this game and qualified brilliantly for the second round of the tournament in 2:01. His next opponent will be Frenchman Corentin Moutet, who beat Stanislas Wawrinka a few seconds before Nadal’s 106th victory in 109 games at Roland Garros. It’s not a surprise: Nadal will be in the fight for the final victory this year.

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Since the draw for the men’s draw, Rafael Nadal has understood that his journey to winning a fourteenth Roland Garros in his immense career would not be a walk in the park. From then on, the Taurus of Manacor took out his horns from the start of the game against an adversary with the right profile to serve as his sparring partner. Very early on, Nadal spoke about the power of his shots and his ability to maintain his vis-à-vis from the baseline.

After two opening games to introduce the proceedings, Nadal picked up the pace to win four consecutive games and pocket the first set in just 37 minutes (6-2). Comfortable on his serve (77% of points won on his first ball, 78% on the second), the Spaniard remained constant in the exchange and his opponent’s attempts to destabilize the champion were in vain.

Result of the races: Nadal broke at the start of the second set, then offered himself a new break to lead 4-1. A little more dangerous, Thompson could only see the damage by conceding a score just as severe as in the first round (6-2). Well aware that the feat of leaving a man thirteen times winner of the tournament at Porte d’Auteuil was not for today, the Australian tried to leave with honors but Nadal really did not want to lose his weather.

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Like a hurricane, Nadal secured a serene victory by chaining shutouts on his serve, then breaking his opponent again at 2-2… before winning all the remaining games in the game (6-2 ). To get Nadal out of Roland Garros and prevent him from winning a twenty-second Grand Slam tournament in his career, you will have to get up early.

Rafael Nadal winner of his first round

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