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Back hurts but Nadal stays on course in Paris

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Rafael Nadal shrugged off another bout of back pain to charge into the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday with an imposing 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 win over Leonardo Mayer of Argentina. 

Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a return to Argentina's Leonardo Mayer during their French Open third round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 31, 2014

Seeking to become the first man to win five straight titles in Paris and the first to win nine times at the same Grand Slam, Nadal has lost just 19 games in getting to the last 16.

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