Tennis: Ruthless Nadal reaches 850-win milestone

Nadal celebrates winning the first round match against Australia’s John Millman.
Nadal celebrates winning the first round match against Australia’s John Millman.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) – Rafael Nadal stormed into the Wimbledon second round as the world number two secured his 850th career victory with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Australia’s John Millman on Monday (July 3).

Fresh from winning his 10th French Open title last month, Nadal marked his 50th match at Wimbledon by crushing Millman in one hour and 46 minutes on Court One.

Nadal will play Donald Young for a place in the last 32 as he bids to win Wimbledon for the first time since 2010.

Fresh from winning his 10th French Open title last month, Nadal marked his 50th match at Wimbledon by crushing Millman in one hour and 46 minutes on Court One.

Nadal will play Donald Young for a place in the last 32 as he bids to win Wimbledon for the first time since 2010.