PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 29: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory in his men's singles match against dominic thiem of Austria on day five of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Paris - Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the French Open third round on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over Austria's Dominic Thiem.

Eight-time champion Nadal took his career record in Paris to 61wins against a single loss and goes on to face either Leonardo Mayer of Argentina or Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili for a place in the last 16.

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