Only seven players in men's tennis history have won more Grand Slam matches than Nadal, who scored his 200th Thursday in a 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 effort over Facundo Bagnis. The win pushes Nadal into the third round against fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers, who is 0-4 against Nadal with four straight sets losses.
"I didn't know," Nadal said of his 200th Grand Slam match win. "For me the most important thing today was the victory. It is another number, that's it."
Four more wins at the French Open would push Nadal past Pete Sampras, who is seventh on the Grand Slam match wins list (203). Roger Federer, notably absent this week due to a back injury, leads the all-time list at 302.