Novak Djokovic wants to develop something special with coach Andre Agassi

Novak Djokovic wins first match with Andre Agassi as coach

The conditions countered last year's first week - nippy, wet and generally unpleasant for all involved.

"Even though sometimes the top athletes are regarded as ideal people, flawless people, it's not like that. He's waiting for me for a serious talk", joked Djokovic on Philippe Chatrier. "At a set and 4-1 up, I just played a couple of sloppish games". He moves really fast, he hits really hard, but I miss a lot of opportunities when I'm against him.

The champion parted ways with Boris Becker in December and mentor Marian Vajda earlier this month.

The Serb announced a week ago that he had persuaded eight-time Grand Slam champion Agassi to coach him at the tournament.

Nadal is bidding to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event, with a spectacular return to form in 2017 once more marking the Spaniard out as this year s Roland Garros favourite.

Another Djokovic break followed at the start of the third set but again he was pegged back by Granollers.

"He has a lot to share with me outside and inside of the tennis lines, I'm really enjoying it so far", Djokovic said about 1999 French Open victor Agassi afterwards.

With the victory, the 30-year-old Nadal extended his 2017 clay-court record to 18-1 and his career Roland Garros record to 73-2. They are in the same half of the draw.

Paire owns a world-class backhand - not to mention racket throw - but consistency isn't a strength.

Down two sets and having had his serve broken to be 2-1 down in the third, Granollers was slugging it out with The Joker in a desperate baseline rally to keep the match alive.

The match between defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza and 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone did not disappoint.

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

Should the likes of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray falter, then the much-hyped #NextGen, featuring the likes of Zverev and 2016 semi-finalist Dominic Thiem could take advantage.

With an ankle injury to the in-form Simona Halep and the absence of the pregnant Serena Williams, the women's field appears to be wide open.

France has not had a singles champion since Mary Pierce in 2000, but many had suggested that Kristina Mladenovic could be the one to fill the void.

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. The Spaniard made a fine start to this match, winning the opening three games, but Schiavone pulled back to 3-2 before a lengthy delay after a spectator was taken ill in the crowd.

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