Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

Whatever benefits Novak Djokovic might derive from Andre Agassi's coaching here at the French Open, the world No2 will have to enjoy the experience while he can.

Wildcard Fourlis, aged 17 and at 337 the lowest-ranked player in the main draw, was the stronger for much of the first two sets, keeping Wozniacki pinned at the back of the court with blistering drives off both wings. "Not only that but Francesca is a legend and I was very excited to play on Philippe Chatrier court with her", said Muguruza.

Looking for his 10 title here, Rafael Nadal got off to quite the winning start against Frenchman Benoit Paire.

It will also put him three overall slams behind Roger Federer, the other comeback kid, who is sitting out this clay court season.

"I was able to break relatively early in all three sets and just sort of go about my business throughout the whole match", Raonic said. It was really a special moment for me on the court, an important moment of my career.

"I got two balls, one when I missed my return, and then if it was 5-3 I thought I could finish the set and perhaps I could kind of liberate myself", Nadal said.

He said he thinks he will need to reassess his schedule, maybe finding space for more time off by playing fewer tournaments. "It was not necessarily easy after I played in Geneva until Saturday to get into gear". Djokovic's last Grand Slam title was at the French Open previous year.

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Kristina Mladenovic played through pain to hold off Jennifer Brady of the US and reach the second round of the French Open.

In a completely dominant performance, Nadal broke the Frenchman eight times to surge into a round two meeting with Dutchman Robin Haase.

Jack Sock has fallen at the first hurdle at the French Open against a player he beat two weeks ago in Rome.

Del Potro's best result at Roland Garros is the semifinals in 2009, the year he won at Flushing Meadows. That also made 20-year-old Zverev the youngest player since Djokovic to win a title at that level.

American 25th-seed Steve Johnson was pushed all the way by Yuichi Sugita of Japan before he prevailed 6-3 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-7 (3-7) 6-3, in a match that started on Sunday.

With the crowd slowly getting on his side, it looked like we might actually have a proper contest here in the first round at the Suzanne-Lenglen, but you knew Nadal, looking for a record tenth French Open title, was going to break back immediately, didn't you.

- Fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine beat Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-4 6-3 in the first round.

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