Novak Djokovic opens French Open title defense with straight-sets victory in first Grand Slam match in 7 1/2 months
Novak Djokovic's first Grand Slam match in 7½ months went about as well as possible. The No. 1-seeded Djokovic opened his title defense at the French Open with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 victory in less than two hours over Yoshihito Nishioka. He improved to 18-0 for his career in the first round at Roland Garros.