World number one Novak Djokovic marks his position into French Open round two

Novak Djokovic started his French Open campaign by dispatching the American Tennys Sandgren with a routine 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday, in the first men’s match to be played in a night session. The spectators weren’t allowed on Philippe Chatrier court according to the 9 pm local curfew but he went through the gears to knock off his opponent Tennys effortlessly.

Djokovic has 18 major titles and looking to chase the 19th title. He is also eyeing to narrow the gap to 20-time Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer with showing some signs of frustration in the second set as Sandgren could not get a chance to bother him a bit. Djokovic has won his only Roland Garros title in 2016 by winning five games in a row. He will next face Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas on his way to a potential semi-final against 13-time French Open champion Nadal.

Novak appreciated the first men’s night match at Roland Garros as he said that he would have preferred to play in front of spectators as he had played last week in Belgrade through which he won the title. He further told a courtside interviewer that he was honoured to be the first men’s match to play a Roland Garros night session. It was very interesting to say that he did like the conditions and the way he played and the way he moved, the way he felt.

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