Second seed Medvedev wins Roland Garros opener
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World number two Daniil Medvedev coasted into the French Open second round Tuesday, beating Argentina's 103rd-ranked Facundo Bagnis 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.
The second seed hit 35 winners and broke eight times against Bagnis, who suffered a nasty slip while serving in the second set and sported a heavily strapped right calf.
"I hope this year I can go further."
Medvedev, in the opposite half of the draw to Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, ruled himself out as a Roland Garros title contender last week after losing his only match on clay this year in Geneva on his return from a hernia operation.
The Russian underwent surgery at the start of April after losing in the quarter-finals in Miami.
"Honestly it's going really well because when I went under the operation I didn't think I was going to play on clay, but I managed with the doctor and physio to get back and play last week," said Medvedev.
"Physically I feel 100 percent, So I hope to play well."
Medvedev, who briefly rose to world number one earlier this year, will next play Serbia's Laslo Djere or Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania.