Entrée en lice idéale pour Novak Djokovic à Roland-Garros

Smooth entry for Novak Djokovic. Little put in difficulty, the defending champion and world number one had a quiet Monday evening in the first round of Roland-Garros against the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (6-3, 6-1, 6-0). The Serb will face in the second round the Slovak Alex Molcan or the Argentinian Federico Coria, whose match could not be played due to the rain, which definitively interrupted the Porte d’Auteuil game at the start of the evening.

Disputed with the roof deployed on the Philippe Chatrier court, Djokovic’s return to Parisian clay went without – almost – any hitch. He had to work at the start of the game, saving three entry break points. One only had to see his brandished fists, his cries of rage, and even a few dark looks towards the stands to measure his excitement and the harshness of the exchanges at the start of the match. Nishioka bravely tried his luck by taking the ball early but did not last long against the defending champion, very realistic.

Solid in service (9 aces) and strong in his desire to discourage his weak-willed opponent with a very solid background, Djokovic then unfolded in the last two sets. With a nice ola at the start of the third round to spice up an evening that lasted 1h58.




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