Rafael Nadal became only the third person in grand slam history to record a triple century of grand slam wins when he defeated Corentin Moutet for his 300th win at the French Open.

The 21-time major winner won  6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

Nadal peppered his opponent with winners from both his forehand and backhand in the first two sets to leave him staring at a gloomy conclusion.

But uncharacteristic errors at the start of the third set allowed his opponent a way back in for a 2-0 lead before the Spaniard immediately broke back.

After another exchange of breaks, the Spaniard broke Moutet again to seal victory on his first match point.

The 300th win for Nadal is only bettered by Roger Federer (369) and Novak Djokovic (325).

The Spaniard, who turns 36 next week, will next meet Dutch 26th seed Botic van de Zandschulp with a potential quarter-final looming against world number one Novak Djokovic who got the better of him in last year’s semi-finals.

The Serb, himself, remained on course in his first grand slam of the year with a solid 6-2 6-3 7-6(4) victory over Slovakia’s Alex Molcan to set up a third-round meeting against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene.

Sixth seed Carlos Alcaraz clawed his way back from the brink of a shock second-round elimination at the French Open to outlast fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a five-set marathon.

The 19-year-old survived a match point in the fourth set before mounting a comeback from 3-0 down in the fifth to finally win 6-1 6-7(7) 5-7 7-6(2) 6-4 in a match that lasted for over four and a half hours.

Alexander Zverev overcame a woeful start in his match to reach the third round of the French Open.

The German had to save a match point in a 2-6 4-6 6-1 6-2 7-5 victory over up-and-coming Sebastian Baez of Argentina.

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