|date: May 22 – June 5 Place: Roland Garros, Paris|
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World 2nd place Daniil Medvedev reserved his place in the second round of the French Open with a comfortable straight set win over Argentinian Facundo Bagnis.
US Open champion Medvedev (26) defeated 103rd place Bagnis 6-2 6-2 6-2.
The Russian, number one in the world, reached the first quarterfinals last year in Roland Garros. She had previously lost in 1 round in each of her 4 matches in Paris.
He will next meet Serb Laslo Djere or the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis.
Bagnis, 32, reacted immediately when he saw a sub broken in the opening game. But it was to prove a rare glimmer of hope for Court Suzanne Lenglen.
In a dominant appearance, the second seed Medvedev won nine consecutive games, effectively solving the first set and taking an overwhelming 4-0 lead in the process of determining the second set.
The Russians, who were unable to compete under the flag due to the Ukrainian War, checked the progress as Bagnis, who struggled with calves, knocked down the 3rd set 2-2.
But it did help refocus Medvedev rattling the next four games to finish the contest in just 1 hour and 38 minutes.