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Nadal and Halep progress to third round at French Open

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Nadal and Halep progress to third round at French Open

Rafael Nadal after winning his second round match
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French Open favourite and world number one Rafael Nadal has powered past Argentina's Guido Pella and into the third round.

The Spaniard was in imperious form sweeping his opponent 6-2 6-1 6-1 in two hours and three minutes.

Number three seed Marin Cilic is also in the third round with a win over 21-year-old Hubert Hurackz. Cilic started strongly winning the two first sets 6-2, Hurackz then fought back to win the third set on tie break losing the fourth and final set 7-5.

In the women's singles Spain's Garbiñe Muguruza defeated local Fiona Ferro 6-4 6-3 in one hour and twenty-six minutes, setting up a third round clash with Australia's Samantha Stosu.

Top seed Simona Halep took just one hour and eight minutes to beat the United State's Taylor Townsend 6-3 6-1, the Romanian will face Germany's Andrea Petkovic in round three.