French Open tennis - Roger Federer puts on masterclass to storm past Denis Istomin in style in Paris
Eighth seed Roger Federer was at his very best as he cruised past Denis Istomin, 6-2 6-4 6-3, to secure his place in the second round of the 2021 French Open. The Swiss superstar's return to court in Paris was hotly anticipated and he did not disappoint with a performance that could hardly have been more impressive. He could now face Marin Cilic in the second round.
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Djokovic could take on Nadal in the semi-finals in Paris in what would be a repeat from last year's final in the postponed autumnal edition.
The three most successful players in the history of the men's game have won 17 of the last 20 Grand Slam titles between them.
Eurosport's experts gave their predictions for how far Federer could go in this year's French Open in the video below...
Will Federer reach second week of French Open? Eurosport's experts give predictions...
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Watch all the action from the 2021 French Open live on Eurosport, eurosport.co.uk and the Eurosport app with 13-time champion Rafael Nadal eyeing a remarkable 14th title at his favourite event and 2020 Roland Garros sensation Iga Swiatek aiming to replicate her stunning triumph.