Nadal Overcame An Early Scare to Beat Klizan On His Way to French Open Third- Round.

Rafael Nadal buckled up from losing the first set to winning Slovakia’s Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 and made it to the third- round of the French Open.

Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal.

The seven- time French Open champion started the first set at a very slow pace, but later forced two breaks at the start of the second set and thereafter dominated the match.

The Spaniard will be up against Fabio Fognini of Italy in the third- round of the Roland Garros.

Other matches at the Court Philippe Chatrier had world number two Maria Sharapova defeat Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-4 in their rain- suspended contest.

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Russian, Sharapova maintained a 6-2, 4-2 lead when the match was suspended on Thursday and wrapped up victory in 15 minutes on Friday.

The defending champion will now play China’s Jie Zheng for a place in the last 16.

Frenchman, Marion Bartoli beat mariana Doque- Marino of Colombia 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.

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