Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch

French Open 2017 Rafael Nadal reckons he needs to be at his best against 'dangerous' Novak Djokovic

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The partnership between Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi is off to a promising start.

He was courtside yesterday as Djokovic opened his campaign with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Marcel Granollers and will be on hand for a maximum of just two more matches of the champion's title defence.

The unseeded Haase defeated Australian teenager Alex De Minaur 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in his first round match on Sunday.

Zverev, coming off a title at the Italian Open, dropped the first set 6-4 then took the second 6-3. Reporter Kate Battersby noted that Agassi was "less than a picture of relaxation, fidgeting in his chair and keeping up a relentless point-by-point commentary with Djokovic's brother Marko".

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the two favourites to win this year's Roland Garros, breezed past their first-round opponents Monday to advance in the 2017 French Open.

The Serbian is bidding to become the first man to have won each of the four Grand Slams at least twice in the Open Era.

Djokovic says the decision to begin working with Andre Agassi came after he realised something had to change if he was to maintain a level of success throughout his career. Paire is wildly inconsistent but has plenty of flair, and this was a relatively rare trip to the secondary Suzanne Lenglen court for a player who has made Philippe Chatrier his own backyard for the last decade.

Chasing a "Decima" or 10th crown at the French Open, Nadal also progressed in straight sets over a less predictable foe, Benoit Paire, 6-1 6-4 6-1.

"It's of course very frustrating every time I play against Nadal I think that I have missed something, so there are quite a lot of regrets there". Jelena Jankovic's 54th consecutive Grand Slam maiden draw appearance was a fleeting one as the three-time French Open semi-finalist was consigned to another first-round exit by Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp.

Defending women's champion Garbine Muguruza and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki won, but two seeded American women joined Sock on the way out: No. 19 CoCo Vandeweghe and No. 25 Lauren Davis.

The fourth seed arrives in Paris with three clay-court titles to his name this season - winning both Monte Carlo and Barcelona for a 10th time, while securing a fifth Madrid Masters crown. Aside from a hard-fought second set, he had little trouble in outclassing his opponent.

- Pironkova, who reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros previous year, beat German Mona Barthel 6-0 6-4.

In the opening and deciding sets, Paire had no reply for Nadal's groundstrokes and overall strong game.

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