PARIS Four-time defending champion Rafael Nadal moved into the fourth round of the French Open by defeating Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 today.
The top-seeded Nadal stretched his record at Roland Garros to 31-0. The Spaniard is trying to become the first person to win five straight French Open titles.
Hewitt is a two-time Grand Slam champion and former top-ranked player. His best showing at the French Open came in 2001 and 04, when he reached the quarterfinals.