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Djokovic, right debut at Roland Garros

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Novak Djokovic, the world number one and trophy holder, qualified smoothly for the second round of the Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros, defeating the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in three sets, 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 (99th place ATP), in his debut match at the current edition of the Paris competition.

One day after celebrating his 35th birthday, Djokovic began his campaign to win his 21st Grand Slam, which would allow him to match the record held by Spaniard Rafael Nadal. since January, after his victory at the Australian Open, writes Agerpres.

“Nole” prevailed in the middle of this month in the tournament in Rome, where he won his first title in 2022, as he did not play much in the first part of this year, after being expelled from Australia, where he had to to participate in the Grand Slam in Melbourne, and was unable to enter the United States to take part in the 1,000 ATP Masters tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami due to his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

In the second round, Djokovic will face the winner of the match between the Argentine Federico Coria and the Slovak Alex Molcan, trained by the former coach of the Serb, Marian Vajda.

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Rafael Nadal, the No. 5 seed, defeated Australian Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, securing his 106th victory in 109 matches during his Roland Garros career. which he has won 13 times so far (a record).

It was Nadal’s 299th Grand Slam victory, and he hopes to join the club with more than 300 successes in the four major tournaments of the professional circuit, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, in case of a victory in the face of the Frenchman Corentin Moutet, the beneficiary of a wild card, who managed to defeat in four sets, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, the Swiss Stan Wawrinka, champion on clay Parisian in 2015.

Today he will make his debut at Roland Garros and the number 2 favorite, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who will face the Argentine Facundo Bagnis.

Results from round 1 of Roland Garros

Novak Djokovic (Serbia / N.1) – Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) 6-3, 6-1, 6-0
Rafael Nadal (Spain / N.5) – Jordan Thompson (Australia) 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
Borna Gojo (Croatia) – Alessandro Giannessi (Italy) 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-4
Filip Krajinovic (Serbia) – Reilly Opelka (USA / N.17) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 6-3
Corentin Moutet (France) – Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3
Sebastian Baez (Argentina) – Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Brandon Nakashima (USA) – Kamil Majchrzak (Poland) 6-4, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2
Taylor Fritz (USA / N.13) – Santiago Rodriguez (Argentina) 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Cameron Norrie (UK / N.10) – Manuel Guinard (France) 7-5, 6-2, 6-0
Pedro Cachin (Argentina) – Norbert Gombos (Slovakia) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Daniel Evans (Great Britain / N.29) – Francisco Cerundolo (Argentina) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 6-4
Mikael Ymer (Sweden) – James Duckworth (Australia) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia / N.22) – Maxime Cressy (USA) 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4, 6-4
Mackenzie McDonald (USA) – Franco Agamenone (Italy) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)
Marton Fucsovics (Hungary) – Geoffrey Blancaneaux (France) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
Marin Cilic (Croatia / N.20) – Attila Balazs (Hungary) 6-0, 6-1, 6-2
Miomir Kecmanovic (Serbia / N.28) – Tomas Etcheverry (Argentina) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3

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