facebook
twitter
search
search

Djokovic, Federer take French Open wins

May 28, 2012 at 3:27 PM

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic completed a first-round victory and Roger Federer tied Jimmy Conners' record in Grand Slam events Monday at the French Open.

Djokovic handled Italian Potito Starace 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-1, advancing to face Slovenian Blaz Kavic, who bested Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 Monday.

Djokovic is seeking his initial French Open to title complete a career grand slam after wins last at the other three majors -- the Australian Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon.

Federer, meanwhile, improved his career record to 233-35 in Grand Slam matches with his 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 win over German Tobias Kamke, tying Connors' mark of 233-49 -- most in the post-1968 Open Era.

The Swiss superstar lost to six-time champion Rafael Nadal in last year's finale.

Also on Day 2, 10-seeded American John Isner posted a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva and No. 15 Feliciano Lopez of Spain withdrew while trailing France's Florent Serra 0-5 in the first set with a side muscle injury.

No. 20 Spaniard Marcel Granollers, 22nd-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi and No. 31 South African Kevin Anderson also logged victories Monday at Stade Roland Garros.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension