Djokovic cruises into French Open third round

Posted June 01, 2017

He may be carrying a little more around the middle than in his Roland Garros pomp, but the star appeal of Andre Agassi was undeniable at the French Open as his new charge Novak Djokovic romped to a second-round win.

Haase was beaten 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 by Nadal, who is bidding for an unprecedented 10th title at Roland Garros.

Nadal was all smiles after his victory.

You don't often see that number one finishes the Grand Slam after the first match.

But then Nadal beat the Serb for the first time in eight meetings in Madrid only last month.

The second seed plays Argentina's Diego Schwartzman for a place in the last 16.

- Kuznetsova will meet China's Zhang Shuai in the third round. In the victory, Basilashvili won 74 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points.

The Spaniard lost the opening set against the 53rd-ranked Kontaveit but won 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.

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Home favourite Kristina Mladenovic eased past Italian Sara Errani 6-2 6-3.

Rafael Nadal was satisfied with the way he played against Robin Haase, beaten 6-1 6-4 6-3.

Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the third round of the French Open by beating Francoise Abanda of Canada 6-0, 6-0.

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"I was out of my reach and it was my last match in Philippe Chatrier".

Eventually in the semis, there may be Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, who has also overcome many of his own demons to sail through to the third round.

Promising Austrian youngster Dominic Thiem, the sixth seed, had no such worries as he accounted for Italy's Simone Bolelli 7-5, 6-1, 6-3.

Muguruza has endured a hard 2017 and again found herself in trouble after falling a set and a break behind against the Estonian.

The nine-time Roland Garros champion hit 33 winners, just 13 unforced errors and did not face a single break point on his serve.

2016 quarter-finalist Shelby Rogers reached the third round with a 7-6 (6) 6-4 win over Turkey's Cagla Buyukakcay.

The American was furious after being given a point penalty for ball abuse on match point at 5-4 in the fourth set and called referee Wayne McEwen onto court to argue his point.

"The way I ended the match and the last couple of games were positive".

American Bethanie Mattek-Sands stunned 15th seed Petra Kvitova in straight-sets 7-6 7-6 to set up a third-round clash with Australia number one Samantha Stosur.

"I just miss my dad, you know?"

Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also exited the tournament, unable to turn around a first-round match against Roland Garros debutant Renzo Olivo that had been suspended on Tuesday due to darkness.