2022 French Open: Novak Djokovic through to second round
Men's singles world number one Novak Djokovic began his French Open journey this year with a straight-set win over Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka. The Serbian ace dropped just four games as he clocked a 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 victory on Court Philippe Chatrier. Djokovic is playing his maiden Grand Slam this year after having been deported from Australia earlier this year. Here are the details.
"Have to be pleased with the start [to the tournament]," Djokovic said after his win. "Beginning of the match, until I really got used to and adapted to his game, it was difficult to go through him. He's very quick, one of the quickest players on the tour." Djokovic also said he managed to find the right serves and that helped him.
Since losing in the semis of the Madrid Open, Djokovic won the Italian Open, not dropping a single set. He is now on a six-match unbeaten run, winning 13 sets in a row. As per Roland Garros, Djokovic has not lost a set in the opening round in Paris since 2010. He has never dropped more than three games in a set against Nishioka.
Djokovic has a 100% record against Nishioka in head-to-head meetings. Prior to this win, the Serb had tasted wins at the 2020 Australian Open and Davis Cup Finals in 2019.
Djokovic has an 82-15 win-loss record at the Roland Garros. He has extended his win-loss record at Slams to 324-46. Djokovic has a 14-4 win-loss record in 2022.