Seeded Andy Murray advances at French Open

Solenn Plantier
Mai 31, 2017

For the schedule in full, visit the Roland Garros website. He will next take on Joao Sousa of Portugal in the second round. On paper, Rafael Nadal is the overwhelming favourite to win an unprecedented 10th French Open title.

Garbine Muguruza is the reigning women's French Open champion. However, Nadal stormed back int he second set, winning a break of serve in the fifth game before easier third set.

The Spaniard took the final set in 31 minutes.

The 10th-seeded Goffin won 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, sealing the match with an ace to complete a service game to love.

"It's great to have Andre Agassi as coach and as a mentor".

Granollers, who is ranked 33rd in the world, put up a valiant fight.

To win again, Djokovic will likely have to go through Rafael Nadal, the tournament favorite.

Nadal broke back immediately and then at 4-4 in the second set came the key game of the match.

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

Kyrgios has grounds to be optimistic after he defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in the first round on Tuesday.

Sock, who made it to the fourth round in Paris two years ago and had always advanced to the second round in four previous appearances, hit 39 unforced errors and dropped serve six times.

American Steve Johnson, seeded No. 25, held off Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-3 to finish their match that was suspended overnight because of darkness. The Frenchman failed to protect a break lead in the second set.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark survived a second-set scare to beat Australian wild card Jaimee Fourlis and reach the second round of the French Open. Should he do so, the 30-year-old Spaniard would become the first man to win 10 titles at any single Grand Slam event.

While Djokovic, seeded second, went on to see off Granollers in straight sets, the 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 scoreline didn't say the whole story, with Granollers making it quite hard for Djokovic, particularly in the second set.

Despite the defeat, Fourlis walked off to a standing ovation.

Muguruza and Schiavone are two of the three former champions in the draw along with Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Fans at Court Philippe Chatrier whistled and jeered when it was announced that play was being halted after the players had a lengthy discussion with a tournament official about whether to continue.

Novak Djokovic faced little resistance from Marcel Granollers in first round of French Open 2017.

Victory for the 12-time major victor was the ideal way to mark his 50th successive Grand Slam appearance but the world No 2 will need to improve if he is to defend his Roland Garros title.

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