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Roland-Garros: Djokovic into third round, beats Molcan in Vajda reunion

Novak Djokovic won against Alex Molcan 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 [4] on Wednesday afternoon and will play Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in the next round

Novak Djokovic Novak DJOKOVIC of Serbia during the Day four of Roland-Garros 2022, French Open 2022, Grand Slam tennis tournament at the Roland-Garros stadium on May 25, 2022 in Paris, France. (Panoramic)

Serb Novak Djokovic, the top seed, won against Slovak Alex Molcan 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 [4] to reach the third round of Roland-Garros in Paris on Wednesday.

It was the first time that Djokovic had come up against his former coach Marian Vajda in competition; the Slovakian had joined his compatriot’s camp earlier this month.

Djokovic, ranked No 1, will play Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next.

The 35-year-old Serb defeated Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (6-3, 6-1, 6-0) in the previous round of the French Open.

In the previous round of the French Open, Molcan, ranked No 38, beat Argentinian Federico Coria (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3).

Paris (Grand Slam): Other second-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000, most recent results first):

  • Brandon Nakashima beat Tallon Griekspoor: 7-6 [6], 6-4, 6-2
  • Alexander Zverev (3) beat Sebastian Baez: 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5
  • Filip Krajinovic beat Borna Gojo (Q): 7-6 [5], 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
  • Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Q) beat Taylor Harry Fritz (13): 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
  • Cameron Norrie (10) beat Jason Murray Kubler (Q): 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
  • Aljaz Bedene beat Pablo Cuevas: 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 [5], 6-4
  • Karen Khachanov (21) beat Hugo Dellien: 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 [1], 6-3
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (9) beat Camilo Ugo Carabelli (Q): 6-0, 6-3, 6-4
  • John Isner (23) beat Gregoire Barrere (WC): 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 [5]
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