Published: Sat, June 03, 2017
Sport | By Charlene Craig

Agassi stars as Djokovic romps to second-round win

Agassi stars as Djokovic romps to second-round win

Wilander shared his theory after commentating for Eurosport on fourth seed Nadal's 6-1 6-4 6-3 victory over Robin Haase.

"I won winning with that score against a player that already won against (Gilles) Simon and (Victor) Troicki, so can not say another thing".

Djokovic is trying to become the first man in the Open Era to capture each of the four Grand Slams twice.

Djokovic will play his third-round match against Diego Schwartzman.

Supremely gifted, the Bulgarian 11th seed has a stylish all-round game showcased by a silky smooth single-handed backhand, which was to prove his downfall in a 7-5 6-3 6-4 defeat in the circular arena of court one.

And that's what happened - in tennis terms - to the Georgian in the French Open third round. Kvitova threw her racket in frustration after double-faulting on match point, but the players warmly embraced at the net.

Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam victor, goes on to face Argentine Diego Schwartzman while 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal takes on Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.

I'll take Nadal in three sets.

Two Argentines turned upsets on the day when Renzo Olivo ousted No. 12 Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4, and Horacio Zeballos edged No. 23 Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3.

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Obviously, Cleveland will need to match Golden State's firepower offensively from the perimeter to win on the road. I felt like if we weren't, it would be a problem", Bradley said. " Cleveland will be very, very tough to beat".

The Spaniard managed to raise her level as the match went on, taking the first set 7-5, before romping home to take the second 6-2, finishing the contest off with a brilliant ace.

As we mentioned before for the first time in several years, we can't detect any massive favorite and like never in the previous 6 or 7 contests here, the competition is exciting regarding the final victor. The Spaniard dropped just a single game in a 90-minute clinic, blowing Basilashvili away - who had no answer to Nadal's faultless display.

Johnson has played through grief following the recent death of his father and Thiem consoled him after their match.

You don't often see that number one finishes the Grand Slam after the first match.

Nadal is trying to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at a major after having to withdraw previous year ahead of his third-round match because of a wrist injury.

"Did I hit the ball in your direction?"

Injury cut a devastating swath through the French Open, forcing Belgian star David Goffin and Spain's Guillermo Garcia Lopez to bow out prematurely.

"Perfection? I don't know about that", said Nadal.

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