French Open: Nadal claims his 106th win; Krejcikova crashes out
Spanish maestro Rafael Nadal overcame Australia's Jordan Thompson in the first round of the 2022 French Open on Monday. The Spaniard claimed a straight-set win over Thompson (6-2, 6-2, 6-2). Nadal won his 106th match at Roland Garros, now the most by a man at a Grand Slam. Among women, defending champion Barbora Krejcikova was knocked out by Diane Parry in the first round.
Here are the stats of the match
Nadal won a total of 90 points and 27 winners in the match. He smashed a solitary ace, while Thompson registered five. The Spaniard won 54% (43/80) of the receiving points and 64% (7/11) of break points. Nadal claimed 75% (12/16) of net points. The match saw only one double-fault (by Thompson). The Australian recorded 29 unforced errors.
A historic win for Nadal!
Before this match, Nadal was tied with Roger Federer in terms of match-wins at a major. Nadal had won 105 matches at the French Open, while Federer owns most match-wins at Wimbledon (105). With a win over Thompson, Nadal has broken a tie with Federer.
Most match-wins at a Grand Slam
Nadal eyes his 22nd major title, 14th French Open honor
Nadal entered the 2022 French Open with 13 titles, the most at a single Grand Slam and on a single surface (clay) He missed out on a record-extending 14th Roland Garros title last year, having lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. The Spaniard could go the extra mile this time. He is set to secure a record-extending 22nd major title.
Diane Parry stuns defending champion Krejcikova
Elsewhere, French teen Diane Parry knocked defending champion Barbora Krejcikova out of the 2022 Roland Garros. The former staged a terrific comeback, beating Krejcikova 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. It was Parry's first win against a Top 10 player. As per the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), Krejcikova has become the third Top 10 seed to lose in the first two days of the French Open.Share this timeline