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Patna : Twelve time champion and 2nd seed Rafael Nadal, 34, Spain, beat Egor Gerasimov, 27, Belarus, in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 at Roland Garros, Paris, France, to advance to the 2nd round of French Open.

Nadal won 5 break points in the match to just 1 by the Belarussian. Gerasimov fired 8 Aces in the match to 3 by Nadal. The Spainiard won 6 games in a row to 2 by Gerasimov. Nadal, in all, won 88 points to 60 by Gerasimov.