Tennis: Tennis-Holder Djokovic eases past Nishioka into round two at French Open

PARIS (Reuters) – World primary Novak Djokovic cruised past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-1 6-0 on Monday to advance to the French Open second round in a profitable begin to his quest for a record-equalling twenty first Grand Slam.

Fresh from his Italian Open victory with out dropping a set eight days in the past, the defending champion broke his Japanese opponent, who deployed a dangerous technique of enjoying tight angles from the beginning, to maneuver 4-2 up.

Djokovic, unable to defend his Australian Open title as a result of his refusal to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 and his subsequent deportation amid a media frenzy, squandered a set level at 5-2 however comfortably held serve to shut it out.

He then galloped by the following two units, dropping one recreation within the course of and wrapping up the match in underneath two hours as he seems to be to match fellow title favorite Rafael Nadal’s 21 Grand Slam wins.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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