French Open

Djokovic too strong for Goffin

2013-05-28 21:30
Novak Djokovic (AFP)
Paris - Novak Djokovic showed glimpses of frailty along with his usual ruthless streak when he moved into the second round of the French Open with a 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-5 win over Belgium's David Goffin on Tuesday.

Paris's unseasonable downpours kept the world number one off court for most of the day but, after emerging into the early evening gloom, he encountered a talented shot-maker on the other side of the net.

Djokovic came through the first set tie-break thanks in part to the raucous Parisian crowd, whose efforts to inspire his young opponent with an ill-timed shout of "Allez David" at 5-5 on his second serve caused the world number 58 to double fault.

There was a battling quality about Goffin, who managed to break the Serb's serve in the second set and had a break point in the third before succumbing to the six-times grand slam winner.

French Open results (x denotes seeded player):


First Round:

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt David Goffin (BEL) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 7-5
Guido Pella (ARG) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 12-10
Lucas Pouille (FRA) bt Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x26) bt Alejandro Falla (COL) 6-4, 1-0 - retired
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR x22) 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, 7-6 (9/7)
Victor Hanescu (ROM) bt Bernard Tomic (AUS) 7-5, 7-6 (10/8), 2-1 -retired
Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-4, 6-4, 2-1 - retired
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x16) bt Jirí Veselý (CZE) 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
Tommy Haas (GER x12) bt Guillaume Rufin (FRA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-1, 6-3
Jack Sock (USA) bt Guillermo García-López (ESP) 6-2, 6-2, 7-5
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x29) bt Pablo Andújar (ESP) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
Federico Del Bonis (ARG) bt Julian Reister (GER) 6-7 (2/7), 6-1, 6-0, 6-4
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Florent Serra (FRA) 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Denis Istomin (UZB) bt Florian Mayer (GER x28) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 – retired


First Round:

Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ x27) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
Marion Bartoli (FRA x13) bt Olga Govortsova (BLR) 7-6 (10/8), 4-6, 7-5
Mariana Duque (COL) bt Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 6-2, 6-0
Jelena Jankovic (SRB x18) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-4, 7-6 (9/7)
Samantha Stosur (AUS x9) bt Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 6-0, 6-2
Alize Cornet (FRA x31) bt Maria João Koehler (POR) 7-5, 6-2
Silvia Soler (ESP) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 6-3, 6-2
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Lauren Davis (USA) 6-0, 7-5
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x16) bt Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) 6-1, 6-4
Marina Erakovic (NZL) bt Elena Baltacha (GBR) 6-3, 6-0

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