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

Rafael Nadal def Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in 1 hour 58 minutes to enter Round of 16
Updated: 02 June 2018 20:22 IST - Published: 02 June 2018 17:19 IST
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That was a complete masterclass from the 10-time champion! He is now FOUR WINS AWAY FROM AN UNPRECEDENTED 11TH TITLE AT ROLAND GARROS!!!!
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This is Rafael Nadal's 16th win in 16 meetings over Gasquet on the Tour
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Final score: 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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Gasquet's backhand sails long and RAFA NADAL WINS!!!!!
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Rafa now has a match point at 40-30
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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.
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Nadal holds for a 5-1 lead
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Rafa is up 40-0 on his own serve now!

Just brutal domination!
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GASQUET FINALLY HOLDS!!!!!!!

WHAT A MIGHTY HOLD FOR THE FRENCHMAN!


1-4
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This is a 10 minute long game already!

And Gasquet has a game point again!
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Again a dropshot saves Gasquet's life!

Deuce
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Rafa now has a second break point!

Can he make use of it?
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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.
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Buttery smooth service game from the Spaniard!

4-0
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RAFA BREAKS!!!!!

IT'S 3-0 LEAD NOW

HE NOW HAS ONE FOOT INTO THE FOURTH ROUND!!!!
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And Rafa has YET ANOTHER BREAK POINT AFTER A DEADLY FOREHAND RETURN!
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And Nadal HOLDS FOR A 2-0 LEAD!!
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It's a tighter service game as Gasquet is producing some good returns.

Rafa 40-30 on serve
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Dominant NADAL STARTS THE THIRD SET WITH A BREAK AGAIN!

1-0
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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
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RAFA WRAPS UP THE SECOND SET 6-2
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Rafa produces a forehand that Gasquet can't return!

He has three set points!
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He does!

Nadal will now serve for the set at 5-2
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It's a long and tight service game for Gasquet.
Can he hold his serve?
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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
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Gasquet trails 1-4
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Gasquet is on the board after holding his serve to 30.
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Nadal holds his serve despite a bit of resistance from the Frenchman!

4-0
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Gasquet SHANKS HIS BACKAND AND THE BREAK GOES TO RAFA!

Nadal up 3-0
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With a beautiful dropshot, Rafa now has a break point!
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Rafa holds his serve to LOVE!

He is up 2-0
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RAFA STARTS THE SECOND SET WITH A BREAK!!!!!!

1-0
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And Nadal has a break point!
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It's deuce on Gasquet's serve in the first game of the second set.
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Except for the sudden hiccup in the last three games, Rafa had it all his way in the first set!
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Gasquet's forehand fails and RAFA NADAL GETS THE FIRST SET 6-3
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And Rafa has won TWO POINTS ON THE TROT AND HAS EVENED THE SCORE TO 30-30
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Suddenly, Rafa has lost his rhythm after that fiery start!

0-30 on serve
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AND HE DOES!

RAFA WILL SERVE FOR THE SET AGAIN AT 5-3
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Gasquet is having a good time on serve!

Up 40-15

About to get another game here
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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
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And that service hold has fired up Gasquet. With Rafa making a few unforced errors, Gasquet now has two break points!
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Gasquet FINALLY WON A GAME AND IS GETTING A LOT OF APPLAUSE!

Rafa will now serve for the set at 5-1
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Rafa holds his serve for 5-0 LEAD ALREADY!!!!!



JUST PLAYING SOME BRUISING TENNIS!
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And Gasquet's forehand misfires yet again!

Rafa has THREE GAME POINTS!
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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
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Rafa again has TWO BREAK POINTS!

Gasquet is really, really struggling with Rafa's angles and spin.
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And Rafa backs it up with a fine service game!

3-0 up now
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Gasquet's backhand goes wide and it's an EARLY BREAK TO RAFA!

Nadal 2-0