Novak Djokovic opens French Open title defense with straight-sets victory in first Grand Slam suit in 7 1/2 months - ESPN

Novak Djokovic's first Grand Slam fit in 7½ months went about as well as feasible.

The No. 1-seeded Djokovic opened his title defense at the French Open with a 6-three, 6-1, 6-0 victory in below two hours over Yoshihito Nishioka. He better to 18-0 for his career within the first circular at Roland Garros.

concerning the handiest uncomfortable moment for Djokovic might have been when some spectators booed after he let loose some yells upon profitable facets in the 2nd set.

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    The in shape turned into performed Monday evening with the retractable roof at court Philippe Chatrier shut because of rain.

    Djokovic, who grew to become 35 on Sunday, is pursuing a third title in Paris and a 21st Grand Slam trophy normal, which would tie him with Rafael Nadal for the men's listing.

    He hadn't played in a huge event given that dropping to Daniil Medvedev within the U.S. Open last remaining September, ending Djokovic's bid to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam for a man on the grounds that 1969.

    Djokovic could not compete on the Australian Open this January because he has decided no longer to get vaccinated towards COVID-19. There is not any vaccine requirement for the French Open.

    in the meantime, Nadal chalked up yet an extra checklist at Roland Garros on Monday as he won his 106th French Open healthy.

    The 13-time champion cruised to a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 first-round win over Jordan Thompson of Australia, wrapping up the victory in exactly over two hours.

    Nadal's win-loss listing at Roland Garros in Paris now stands at 106-3, better than any man has managed at any of the four Grand Slam activities. Djokovic (twice) and Robin Soderling are the simplest guys to beat him at the French Open.

    The Spanish participant's victory changed into also his 299th in Grand Slams, a total overwhelmed handiest by Roger Federer and Djokovic.

    "it's astounding for me to play here on court Philippe Chatrier once more," Nadal referred to. "i'm very happy with my victory nowadays. all the time satisfied to win the first circular and happy to win in three units."

    Nadal will meet Frenchman Corentin Moutet in the second round.

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