Novak Djokovic To Pick Andre Agassi's Brains After 'Rusty' Start

After parting ways with his entire training staff earlier this month and announcing that the 47-year-old Agassi would coach him at the French Open, Djokovic began his title defense at Roland Garros with a straight-set win over Marcel Granollers on Monday.

"He's going to stay I think - I hope - until the end of this week".

One step closer to a 10th Roland Garros.

Enjoy the latest action from the 2017 French Open - which is live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player. I won't start to play serve and volley or something like that.

Nadal was imperious as he steamed through the first set in under half an hour on Court Suzanne Lenglen, wrapping up the match 6-1 6-4 6-1 to improve his record at Roland Garros to 73-2.

The 30-year-old has already reached the magical 10 titles this year at the clay-court events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

Defending champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic watches Andre Agassi, left, of the U.S, during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 26, 2017 in Paris.

Fourth seed Rafael Nadal followed Djokovic into the second round as he began his quest for a 10th title with a straightforward 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Benoit Paire of France. Was not an easy opponent in the first round, obviously.

Steve Johnson of the United States held off a valiant comeback from Yuichi Sugita to finish their match that was suspended overnight because of darkness.

Muguruza's middling form this season saw her arrive in Paris with just three wins on clay, but the Spaniard dispatched former Paris champion Schiavone 6-2, 6-4.

The Spanish star will open his campaign against combustible Frenchman Benoit Paire, a man he described "as not the ideal opponent" first up.

Jack Sock fell at his first hurdle against a player he beat two weeks ago in Rome.

Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic raced into round two with a routine 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Steve Darcis of Belgium. Muguruza was up a break and led 3-2 when the match was stopped.

"Also in the third set when I had him on the ropes, if you want to call it that way, I just played very bad games on my serve and just managed to lose the break of serve, one of the two that I have had".

While Djokovic, seeded second, went on to see off Granollers in straight sets, the 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 scoreline didn't say the whole story, with Granollers making it quite hard for Djokovic, particularly in the second set. "Not only that but Francesca is a legend and I was very excited to play on Philippe Chatrier court with her", said Muguruza.

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain is also through to the second round with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Italian Francesca Schiavone. He was tested - playing almost two-and-a-half hours - but also went through in straight sets on a hot, blustery day in southwest Paris.

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