French Open: Rafael Nadal wins 200th Grand Slam match

Rafa Nadal
Nadal has lost just two of the 72 matches he has played at the French Open
French Open
Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 22 May to 5 June
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Rafael Nadal registered his 200th Grand Slam victory with a crushing 6-3 6-0 6-3 win over Facundo Bagnis in the second round of the French Open.

The Spaniard, who is attempting to win a 10th title at Roland Garros, dropped the first two games against the world number 99 but then won 18 of the next 22 to ease through.

He will play compatriot Marcel Granollers in round three.

Roger Federer tops the all-time list of Grand Slam matches won, with 302.

Novak Djokovic also made light work of his opponent, beating Belgium's Steve Darcis 7-5 6-3 6-4 to advance.

It means the world number one, who has never won the tournament despite reaching the final three times, will play Britain's Aljaz Bedene next.

Grand Slam wins

Safe passage Serena

Serena Williams - the three-time winner and defending champion - destroyed Brazil's Teliana Pereira 6-2 6-1 with another clinical display to follow her first-round demolition of Magdalena Rybarikova in just 42 minutes.

The 34-year-old American will face the winner of the tie between France's Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos of Hungary for a place in the last 16.

Serena's sister, Venus, also reached the next round while there were wins for Timea Bacsinszky, Ana Ivanovic and Carla Suarez Navarro.

In the men's draw, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga recovered from losing the first two sets to knock out Marcos Baghdatis, while Tomas Berdych defeated Malek Jaziri.

Full list of results

Zebras on the loose

Ana Ivanovic, Tomas Berdych and Simona Halep
Ana Ivanovic, Tomas Berdych and Simona Halep are all safely through - does that mean the stripes bring good luck?

Keen observers will have noticed a number of the players at this week's tournament wearing zebra-inspired kit.

Stars including former champion Ivanovic, 2014 runner-up Simona Halep and ex-Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych have all sported the black-and-white stripes - the brainchild of Adidas' Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto.

But opinion is split.

Andre Agassi's former coach Brad Gilbert tweeted a comparison with employees of a high-street clothing chain: "What's up with so many players looking like FootLocker employees on safari? U digging the Zebra shirts?"

However, Ivanovic defended the outfits which she believes are "beautiful" - and compared them to the football kit of her favourite club, Partizan Belgrade.

November 1918: Airmen and seamen cheering King George V from the aircraft carrier "Argus" on his visit to the Fleet at Rosyth, on the Firth of Forth. The carrier is painted in "dazzle" camouflage, designed to confuse enemy ships - not so much to hide vessels, instead the camouflage was intended to make it difficult to pinpoint the direction in which a ship was travelling.
The Adidas range is believed to be inspired by the 'dazzle' camouflage employed on some boats in World War One, as seen here on the aircraft carrier 'Argus' in November 1918

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