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Rafael Nadal reaches French Open 3rd round

Tennis: French Open

Sep 30, 2020; Paris, France; Rafael Nadal (ESP) in action during his match against Mackenzie McDonald (USA) on day four at Stade Roland Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

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PARIS -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the French Open by beating American player Mackenzie McDonald 6-1, 6-0, 6-3.

The No. 2-seeded Spaniard is looking to win his record-extending 13th French Open title and equal Roger Federer’s men’s record of 20 major titles overall.

Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 95-2 when he sealed victory on his first match point.

He next faces either Stefano Travaglia of Italy.