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French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic into Round 2!

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic win their respective matches at the French Open 2017

Two of the hot favourites for the French Open Title – Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic cruised through their respective matches to reach the Second Round of Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal reacts after his win

The Spaniard faced Benoit Paire in the Opening Round and humbled the Frenchman in straight sets, dropping just 6 games en route to a convincing 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 win in just under 2 hours.

Bidding to win his 10th French Open title, Nadal was dictating play right from the start, not allowing his compatriot any chance to come back.

With some resistance provided by Paire in the Second Set, Nadal smashed through Set 1 and Set 3 to next face Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic celebrates after his winThe Defending Champion faced a tricky Opening Round in Spaniard Marcel Granollers, a seasoned clay court player.

The score line does not do justice to the troubles Granollers caused the Serb, who outclassed his opponent 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in 2 hours and 27 minutes.

Drawn in the same half as Rafa, Djokovic next takes on either compatriot Janko Tipsarevic or Portugal’s Joao Sousa in the Second Round.

Also Read: French Open 2017: Day 1 Best Pictures!

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