Paris - Spain's David Ferrer won his 300th clay-court match on Tuesday when he swept past Slovakia's Lukas Lacko at the French Open.
Ferrer, 33 and seeded seven, won 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 to become just the second active player behind compatriot Rafael Nadal to win 300 matches on the surface.
Ferrer, the Roland Garros runner-up in 2013, goes on to face either compatriot Daniel Gimeno-Traver or Brazil's Joao Souza for a spot in the last 32.Results from the third day of the French Open at Roland Garros on Tuesday (x denotes seeded player):
Marin Cilic (CRO x9) bt Robin Haase (NED) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
David Ferrer (ESP x7) bt Luks Lacko (SVK) 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
Tereza Smitkov (CZE) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-3, 6-4
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x18) bt Kiki Bertens (NED) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2