Nadal Opens Roland Garros Title Defence With Easy Victory

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Updated May 27, 2019
Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves the ball to Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann during their men’s singles first round match on day two of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 27, 2019. Thomas SAMSON / AFP


Defending champion Rafael Nadal began his pursuit of a 12th French Open title with a comfortable 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 win over German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann on Monday.

Second seed Nadal goes on to face either Kimmer Coppejans of Belgium or another German qualifier Yannick Maden for a place in the last 32.