"That's it. I do my best every time", he said.
The defending champion extended his head-to-head record over Gasquet to 16-0 with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 success on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Ball boy displayed some neat forehands and backhands after sending the first ball into the net.
Nadal opened up on what it will be like to face Gasquet with the pair sharing a good relationship off the court.
When it matters Nadal must know he won't get into trouble, having not dropped a set against a player who was his rival in the juniors since 2008.
Halep, who is now ranked No. 1 in WTA ranking, is chasing her maiden Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros.
His 6-3 6-2 6-2 win over the two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist in two hours saw him book a meeting with Germany's Maximilian Marterer, who eased beyond Estonia's Jurgen Zopp. "Each time he is hitting the ball, you have a good picture.it is always a pleasure to shoot Rafa". "He has power, so he's a unsafe opponent". He looked the more experienced between the two players.
Djokovic has been shaky at times, too.
Nadal, who turns 32 on Sunday, employed his usual humility when a reporter raised the popular notion that he's impossible to beat on clay. "And I followed her all her career", she said about the former Wimbledon victor from France. All I know is about me.
"I played very well, I'm sorry for Richard, he is a good friend and a good person", said Nadal. "He's a nice guy and, yeah, that's what I can say". "I don't come here saying, "You can't win against me".
"I, of course, need to take care about what's going on".
Nadal made a young ball boy's day.
Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Game 2
The days between games couldn't come at a better time for Mr. 82 Games (for the first time in the regular season in his career). That is a reference to James walking out of his Game 1 press conference while telling media members to " be better tomorrow ".
As one of five official photographers working for the website of the French Open, Dubreuil has better access than normal press photographers, which allows her to shoot more intimate pictures. Mertens won 6-3, 6-1 against No. 24 Daria Gavrilova.
Gasquet actually won their last encounter - but it was at the Kooyong Classic exhibition event this year.
Later, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will face five-time major victor Maria Sharapova on the same court.
Kerber has never been beyond the quarterfinals at Roland Garros and next faces top-seeded Simona Halep, last year's runner-up. Sloane Stephens advanced too, but the 10th-seeded American had a much more hard time beating Italy's Camila Giorgi 4-6 6-1 8-6.
He will next face 11th seed Diego Schwartzman after the diminutive Argentine underlined his clay court capability with a 7-5 6-3 6-3 victory against the unseeded Borna Coric.
No. 7 seed Caroline Garcia gave French fans a boost with a 6-1 6-3 victory against Irina-Camelia Begu.
There was another upset as unseeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko defeated 19th-seeded Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-4.
In other men's third-round play, No. 8 David Goffin saved four match points in a 6-7 (6) 6-3 4-6 7-5 6-3 win against Gael Monfils.
Next up for Williams as she competes in a major tournament for the first time in 16 months - and since giving birth in September - will be a familiar foe: Maria Sharapova.
No. 3 Marin Cilic eliminated Steve Johnson of the United States 6-3 6-2 6-4.
Marin Cilic has completed the lineup of quarterfinalists in the men's draw at the French Open after beating Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-3.