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French Open: Nadal faces 20-year-old Thiem in round 2

May 29, 2014 09:10 IST

French Open: Nadal faces 20-year-old Thiem in round 2

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World No 1 Rafael Nadal faces highly-rated 20-year-old Dominic Thiem in the second round on Thursday as he continues his quest for a record-extending ninth French Open title.

Nadal breezed through his first-round match with a 6-0, 6-3, 6-0 win against Robby Ginepri while Austria's Thiem, in just his second major tournament, beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-2.

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Image: Rafael Nadal
Photographs: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

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Locals Monfils, Gasquet will be in action

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Andy Murray, a two-time Gand Slam champion and Olympic gold medallist, is due to play Australia's Marinko Matosevic with a place in the third round at stake.

Last year's runner-up David Ferrer faces Italian Simone Bolelli while local favourites Gael Monfils and 12th seed Richard Gasquet are also in action.

Serbia's Jelena Jankovic opens proceedings on Philippe Chatrier against Japan's Kurumi Nara before compatriot Ana Ivanovic, winner of the 2008 French Open, faces Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.


Image: Gael Monfils
Photographs: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

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