French Open tennis - Djokovic cruises through against Sandgren to begin Roland Garros charge
World number one Novak Djokovic was barely troubled as he clinically disposed of Tennys Sandgren in under two hours and in straight sets, 6-2 6-4 6-2, at the 2021 French Open. The top seed won through very comfortably in the evening match on Philippe Chatrier in a ghostly quiet atmosphere in Paris. Djokovic is aiming to challenge Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros this year.
Highlights: Djokovic breezes past Sandgren into second round at Roland Garros
The 13-time champion at Roland Garros, sporting a lurid fluorescent shirt in the baking sunshine on Philippe Chatrier, steamrollered the Australian with consummate ease to secure his place in the second round.
It was his 101st victory at the tournament he has made his own and the King of Clay never looked in any trouble as he won through in two hours and 23 minutes.
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Intriguingly, Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have all found themselves in the same part of the men's draw at the 2021 edition of the clay-court Grand Slam.
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.
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