French Open: Nadal, Safina enter 2nd round

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Roger Federer, Rafael nadal and Dinara Safina
Paris, May 26: Rafael Nadal, the World No.1 champion and Dinara Safina blazed into the second round of the French Open and dazzled their opponents.

Brazil's Marcos Daniel fought valiantly for almost 2-1/2 hours before suffering the same fate as four-times champion Nadal's previous 28 opponents at the clay court Grand Slam, going down 7-5, 6-4, 6-3.

Roland Garros also caught a brief glimpse of Safina as the Russian white-washed Britain's Anne Keothavong 6-0, 6-0.

Meanwhile Roger Federer who was next on Court Philippe Chatrier eased past Spain's Albert Martin 6-4 6-3 6-2.

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