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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Singles, Round 3: Rafael Nadal vs Richard Gasquet, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 02, 2018 14:52 GMT

Rafael Nadal def Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in 1 hour 58 minutes to enter Round of 16

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14:52 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

And that wraps up our live coverage of this match. Thanks for staying with us.

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Goodnight!

14:48 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

That was a complete masterclass from the 10-time champion! He is now FOUR WINS AWAY FROM AN UNPRECEDENTED 11TH TITLE AT ROLAND GARROS!!!!

14:46 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

This is Rafael Nadal's 16th win in 16 meetings over Gasquet on the Tour

14:44 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Final score: Rafael Nadal def Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in 1 hour 58 minutes to enter Round of 16

14:39 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Gasquet's backhand sails long and RAFA NADAL WINS!!!!!

14:38 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa now has a match point at 40-30

14:33 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Finally an easy service game for Gasquet. The Frenchman holds his serve to trail 2-5

After the changeover, Rafa will serve for the match.

14:30 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Nadal holds for a 5-1 lead

14:29 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa is up 40-0 on his own serve now!

Just brutal domination!

14:23 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

GASQUET FINALLY HOLDS!!!!!!!

WHAT A MIGHTY HOLD FOR THE FRENCHMAN!


1-4

14:23 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

This is a 10 minute long game already!

And Gasquet has a game point again!

14:21 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Again a dropshot saves Gasquet's life!

Deuce

14:21 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa now has a second break point!

Can he make use of it?

14:17 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa has upped the intensity on his returns! He had a break point in a long service game for Gasquet but the Frenchman saved it with a dropshot.

14:12 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Buttery smooth service game from the Spaniard!

4-0

14:09 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

RAFA BREAKS!!!!!

IT'S 3-0 LEAD NOW

HE NOW HAS ONE FOOT INTO THE FOURTH ROUND!!!!

14:08 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

And Rafa has YET ANOTHER BREAK POINT AFTER A DEADLY FOREHAND RETURN!

14:04 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

And Nadal HOLDS FOR A 2-0 LEAD!!

14:04 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

It's a tighter service game as Gasquet is producing some good returns.

Rafa 40-30 on serve

13:59 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Dominant NADAL STARTS THE THIRD SET WITH A BREAK AGAIN!

1-0

13:55 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa was simply unstoppable throughout the second set! Did not repeat any of the mistakes he made towards the end of the first set!

Rafa up 6-3, 6-2

13:53 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

RAFA WRAPS UP THE SECOND SET 6-2

13:52 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa produces a forehand that Gasquet can't return!

He has three set points!

13:49 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

He does!

Nadal will now serve for the set at 5-2

13:49 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

It's a long and tight service game for Gasquet.
Can he hold his serve?

13:46 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Nadal has avoided all the hassles he faced in the end part of the first game
Comfortably holds serve to go up to 5-1

13:40 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Gasquet trails 1-4

13:40 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Gasquet is on the board after holding his serve to 30.

13:36 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Nadal holds his serve despite a bit of resistance from the Frenchman!

4-0

13:30 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Gasquet SHANKS HIS BACKAND AND THE BREAK GOES TO RAFA!

Nadal up 3-0

13:29 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

With a beautiful dropshot, Rafa now has a break point!

13:24 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa holds his serve to LOVE!

He is up 2-0

13:20 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

RAFA STARTS THE SECOND SET WITH A BREAK!!!!!!

1-0

13:20 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

And Nadal has a break point!

13:20 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

It's deuce on Gasquet's serve in the first game of the second set.

13:14 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Except for the sudden hiccup in the last three games, Rafa had it all his way in the first set!

13:13 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Gasquet's forehand fails and RAFA NADAL GETS THE FIRST SET 6-3

13:12 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

And Rafa has won TWO POINTS ON THE TROT AND HAS EVENED THE SCORE TO 30-30

13:10 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Suddenly, Rafa has lost his rhythm after that fiery start!

0-30 on serve

13:07 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

AND HE DOES!

RAFA WILL SERVE FOR THE SET AGAIN AT 5-3

13:07 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Gasquet is having a good time on serve!

Up 40-15

About to get another game here

13:04 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa's forehand falls short!

AND GASQUET BREAKS OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!!!

KEPT MOVING RAFA THROUGHOUT THE COURT AND THAT PAID OFF!

Gasquet now 2-5

13:03 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

And that service hold has fired up Gasquet. With Rafa making a few unforced errors, Gasquet now has two break points!

12:59 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Gasquet FINALLY WON A GAME AND IS GETTING A LOT OF APPLAUSE!

Rafa will now serve for the set at 5-1

12:56 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa holds his serve for 5-0 LEAD ALREADY!!!!!



JUST PLAYING SOME BRUISING TENNIS!

12:55 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

And Gasquet's forehand misfires yet again!

Rafa has THREE GAME POINTS!

12:53 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa is ripping winners off both the wings! With yet another backhand crosscourt winner, he now goes up to 4-0

it's a DOUBLE BREAK for the World No. 1

12:52 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Rafa again has TWO BREAK POINTS!

Gasquet is really, really struggling with Rafa's angles and spin.

12:49 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

And Rafa backs it up with a fine service game!

3-0 up now

12:45 (GMT)2 JUN 2018

Gasquet's backhand goes wide and it's an EARLY BREAK TO RAFA!

Nadal 2-0
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