French Open 2017: Nadal, Djoko ease past Round One

"I saw that there were similarities in the ways we think", Djokovic said, citing "different approach in terms of energy management" and exploring "new things" as his rationales.

The 21st-seeded Isner saved 6 of 8 break points that he faced Tuesday. For no less a judge than seven-times grand slam champion John McEnroe, it's not a question of if but when Zverev wins a grand slam. "And in the third set when I had him on the ropes, I played very bad games on my serve".

The world number 337 battled hard but ultimately missed out 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

The 2017 French Open runs through May 28 and June 11. "She has spectacular body, also, to be able to do that".

The British star begins against Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov and could face risky Juan Martin del Potro, who is playing Paris for the first time in five years, in the third round.

"Coming to this tournament for first time as a defending champion gave me, probably more than anything else, relief, because the anticipation and the pressure and expectations that I had also for myself but all the other people around me in the last three, four, five years before 2016 Roland Garros trophy was really big", added Djokovic. "I'm going to try to use the time spent with him as best I can". "Here at the beginning of my career I struggled".

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.

- Basilashvili will face Serbia's Viktor Troicki in the second round.

Raonic took just 92 minutes to beat Belgian Darcis 6-3 6-4 6-2 - taking the final game to love.

Nishikori's next opponent will be Jeremy Chardy. "He's an uncomfortable opponent that already had some good victories this year", said Nadal. "I came on court with a lot of respect".

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On a relatively quiet Day 2, Rafael Nadal started his pursuit of a record 10th French Open championship with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Benoit Paire.

Zverev, who is regarded as one of the most gifted players on tour, broke his racket during the fourth set. He then called for the doctor at the start of the third set and the match was over inside two hours.

That defeat to the Swede opened the door for Roger Federer to win his only French Open title.

Stan Wawrinka is safely through to the second round of the French Open after a 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-3 win over Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia. "It was not necessarily easy after I played in Geneva until Saturday to get into gear. Not only that, Francesca is a legend and I was very excited to play her", said Muguruza.

No. 19 CoCo Vandeweghe was beaten by Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 6-4, while No. 25 Lauren Davis was eliminated by Carina Witthoeft of Germany 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Djokovic dropped served four times and required nine set points to claim the second set against a player who had only won 10 games in their previous three encounters.

Kristina Mladenovic held off a valiant fight from Jennifer Brady of the United States to reach the second round of her home French Open.

Since then, though, the highlight for Djokovic was a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open.

Reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza arrives in Paris with just three clay-court wins this year, all of which came in Rome before a neck injury forced her out of the semi- finals.

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