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The Latest: Nadal still has nerves at French Open

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):


5:20 p.m.

Rafael Nadal says it doesn’t get any easier dealing with nerves at the French Open.

The 30-year-old Spaniard, who is seeking an unprecedented 10th title at Roland Garros, beat Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round.

Nadal, who is seeded fourth, says: “I won here nine times, and every year that I won I was unbelievably happy, but every year that I come back, I was unbelievably nervous.”


4:00 p.m.

Rafael Nadal’s search for an unprecedented 10th title at the French Open got off to a winning start as he beat Benoit Paire of France in straight sets.

The fourth-seeded Nadal played some brilliant shots but had to survive a minor scare in the second set on his way to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory.

Paire, who is ranked 45th, dropped his serve at the beginning of the second but broke twice in quick succession to take a 3-1 lead.

But Nadal, who saved three…

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