Rafael Nadal had energy to burn after a straight sets win over Richard Gasquet in the third-round of the French Open, inviting a ball boy out for a rally.

The world No1 beat his French counterpart 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to progress into the round of 16, and made the most of his time on court Philippe-Chatrier.

After dispatching Gasquet, Nadal jousted on court with a ball boy - who received a huge cheer from the crowd every time he hit the ball.

The ball boy was handed a racquet after a request was put to Nadal by post-match interviewer.


"You have lots of fans all over the world but this ball boy is the biggest," the on-court presenter told Nadal.

Nadal will meet German Maximilian Marterer in the round of 16 as he continues his quest to claim his 11th Roland Garros title.