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Visual Story: Headlining Court Suzanne Lenglen, Rafael Nadal brushes aside Botic van de Zandschulp


Fans with tickets to Court Suzanne Lenglen Friday had the luxury of seeing 13-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal. A visual story from his latest win:


Nadal started the match by dropping serve to Botic van de Zandschulp.


But the lefty broke right back and soon took control of the third-round contest.


Rafa stretched his lead to two sets and 4-0…


… before the No. 26 seed battled to win the next three games.


Facing a break point, Nadal denied the Dutchman any hope of further extending the clash…


… to seal the win after 2:13.


Nadal improved to an astonishing 53-0 in the first week at the Paris major…


…. where the 21-time major winner was greeted by an unexpected guest.


Nadal next meets Felix Auger-Aliassime, who Uncle Toni currently coaches.


The 35-year-old later visited the Tennis Channel desk and acknowledged a large gathering afterwards.