Nadal survives early scare in Paris

Champion Rafael Nadal reached the second round of the French Open after coming back from a set down against world number 59 Daniel Brands.

The seven-time champion was stunned by his German opponent's power, losing the first set of an opening-round match at a Grand Slam for the first time.

Brands also threatened to take the second set, only for Nadal to edge it and seal a 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 6-3 win.

The third seed will next play Martin Klizan or Michael Russell.

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