Nadal rolls over American Young

The two-time champion was rarely troubled by Young, ranked 43rd in the world, who chose to slug it out from the back of the court against the supreme Spanish baseliner.

Rafael Nadal took two hours and 11 minutes to win his second round match against Donald Young.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Rafael Nadal continued his imperious run of form as he swept aside American Donald Young 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 in the Wimbledon second round on Wednesday.

The two-time champion was rarely troubled by Young, ranked 43rd in the world, who chose to slug it out from the back of the court against the supreme Spanish baseliner.

Fourth seed Nadal, fresh from winning his 10th French Open title last month, was roared on by the crowd and he seemed to be able to produce winners at will with his swashbuckling forehand.

Young, 27, sought to mix up his play in the third set by rushing the net and he broke his 31-year-old opponent's serve. But in the end there was nothing he could do to prevent the Nadal juggernaut rolling on.