Nadal Extends French Open Win Streak to 31 by Beating Mayer

Rafael Nadal
Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Argentina's Leonardo Mayer during their French tennis Open third round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 31, 2014. Photographer: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal beat Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer, 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to move to the fourth round of Roland Garros in Paris.

Spain’s Nadal last lost a match on the Parisian clay in 2009. He’s trying to become the first man since tennis turned professional in 1968 to win the French Open five times in a row.

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