The 20-year-old, who stunned Roger Federer en route to the Australian
Open semi-finals last month, had lost his last two matches to Gael
Monfils and Damir Dzumhur.
But Tsitsipas, the top seed this week in France, was back in form as
he brushed aside world number 78 Hurkacz 6-4, 6-2 in only an hour.
"It is nice to start so well. It was a 'no-trouble match'," Tsitsipas
told atpworldtour.com. "Everything went smooth. Breaks happened when
they had to happen. It was a solid match."
He will next face a lucky loser - either Ukrainian world number 141
Sergiy Stakhovsky or the 130th-ranked Gregoire Barrere - in the last