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French Open: Djokovic downs Lu 6-4, 6-1, 6-1


05-25-2016 11:04 BJT

Over to tennis and Novak Djokovic's bid for the career grand slam. The world number one made short work of Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei -- winning in three sets, as he launched his bid for his first ever French Open title in style. And the Serb, was making news after the match -- claiming that players participating at this Summer Olympics should get ranking points. He feels that will keep players from bypassing the Games.

Yen-Hsun Lu would prove frisky, even breaking Djokovic in the first set, showing off some great court coverage getting to this drop shot, and unleashing one of his own. Despite that, the world number one takes the opener 6-4.

Off to the second, and Djoker starts to take control -- keeping his opponent from Chinese Taipei pinned to the baseline, and then fire home a forehand winner, as he takes the frame 6-1.

And then on match point, the Serbinator plays this audacious drop shot, that lands in. Djoker wins it in 90 minutes, 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 is the final.

Scot wins 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 after losing first two sets

That is Andy Murray at the top of your screen, taking on Radek Stepanek, there match carried over from the day before -- and the Scot is able to serve and volley home this winner. The second takes the fourth set 6-3 -- forcing a decider after he trailed 2-sets to love.

But the 37-year-old was not willing to blow his chance at the big upset, keeping this play alive with a defensive lob, and then he is able to unleash a wicked backhand passing shot in the fifth set, as the two combatants remain on serve. And the Czech plays to the crowd.

But he would falter late in the set -- as his return on match point finds the net. Murray prevails 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 to progress to the second round.

9-time winner makes just 3 unforced errors in match

In other action Rafa Nadal, looked like the Rafa of old as the 9-time champ walloped Australian Sam Groth in three straight sets. The 9-time champ made just 3 unforced errors as he progressed to the second round.

In other matches, France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was a straight sets winner. Tomas Berdych beat  Canada's Vasek Pospisil in three sets, eleventh seeded Spanish David Ferrer defeated Evgeny Donskoy dropping just three games in the process.

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