Nadal wins 30th straight at French Open

Updated: May 27, 2009, 9:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PARIS -- Rafael Nadal's French Open winning streak reached a record 30 consecutive matches Wednesday.

No. 31 could present more of a challenge.

Trying to become the first player with five championships in a row at Roland Garros, Nadal moved into the third round by beating 72nd-ranked Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

Nadal had already bettered Bjorn Borg's men's mark of 28 straight victories at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament; now the Spaniard has topped Chris ...

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