Result: Rafael Nadal breezes through second-round match at Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal comfortably reaches the third round of the Madrid Open as he continues his impressive form on clay ahead of the French Open.

Rafael Nadal has continued his impressive form on clay by comfortably securing a place in the third round of the Madrid Open.

The Spaniard, who won the Monte Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open last month, sealed a 6-3 6-3 victory over Andrey Kuznetsov in just under one hour and 20 minutes.

Rafael Nadal plays a backhand against Andrey Kuznetsov in their second-round match during day four of the Mutua Madrid Open on May 3, 2016© Getty Images

The 14-time Grand Slam champion, who dropped just five points on serve against Kuznetsov, struggled last year, but looks to be one of the players to beat ahead of the French Open later this month.

Nadal went an early break up this afternoon and he comfortably took the set after his opponent failed to create a single break point.

It took 42 minutes for the Spaniard to grab the second set as he earned a double break to push himself into the third round.

Rafael Nadal serves against Fabio Fognini during day five of the Barcelona Open on April 22, 2016
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