Spanish player Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Russian player Andrey Kuznetsov during the Madrid Open tournament at the Caja Magica (Magic Box) sports complex in Madrid, on May 3, 2016. / AFP / PEDRO ARMESTRE
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Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal stretched his perfect start to the European clay court season to 11 matches with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov to reach Round 3 of the Madrid Masters Tuesday.Nadal is looking for a record 50th career clay court title in the Spanish capital and was rarely troubled by the world No. 39 Kuznetsov.Murray, who could meet Nadal in a repeat of last year's final in the semifinals, will face 16th seed Giles Simon or Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round Thursday.Frenchman Gael Monfils continued his fine form after losing to Nadal in the final of Monte Carlo last month as he saw off Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-1 .
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