Rafael Nadal, the 11-time champion, records his 87th match win at Roland Garros, striking 25 winners past qualifier Yannick Hanfmann on Monday. Rafael Nadal enjoyed a trouble-free start on Monday in his bid to capture an incredible 12th Roland Garros crown. The Spanish superstar improved to an 87-2 record at the clay-court Grand Slam championship with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 first-round victory over German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in one hour and 57 minutes on Court Philippe-Chatrier, which has been rebuilt over the past 12 months. “I did a lot of things well,” said Nadal. “I did not make many mistakes, being very solid all the time. [I'm] happy to be through to the second round, and that’s the main thing today in straight sets, positive feelings. Every year is a new challenge… and today I was able to win the first challenge, and after tomorrow I am going to have the second challenge.” Nadal, who is one week shy of celebrating his 33rd birthday, is now 15-3 during this year’s spring European clay swing, highlighted by his ninth crown at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome (d. Djokovic). Growing in confidence, he now plays Germany’s Yannic...