Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a forehand return to France's Richard Gasquet during their men's singles third round match on day seven of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 2, 2018. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
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Defending champion Rafael Nadal easily beat Richard Gasquet once again, reaching the fourth round of the French Open with a crushing 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win on Saturday.With clubbing forehands, Nadal streaked ahead 4-0 in the second set and did the same in the third, before Gasquet finally held serve after a long fifth game.A brilliant shot which also summed Gasquet's career: exquisite talent, including one of the best backhands in tennis, but little end product.Nadal clinched victory on his first match point when Gasquet chopped an errant backhand long. While Nadal is favorite to defend his title, Maria Sharapova is trying to win it again.In other men's third-round play, No. 8 David Goffin saved four match points in a 6-7 (6), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win against No. 32 Gael Monfils.
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