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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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