World no.2 Daniil Medvedev kicked off his French Open quest with a straightforward win over Facundo Bagnis.

The Russian overcame the Argentine 6-2,6-2,6-2.

The 2021 U.S. Open champion played his first clay event of 2022 last week in Geneva after a two-month break due to a hernia operation but lost in the opening round to Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Medvedev has struggled on the clay courts of Paris and was 0-4 at Roland Garros before last year’s tournament where he reached the quarter-final of the 2021 edition of the Grand Slam.

French Open is the last Grand Slam for Medvedev before the US Open as the Russians and Belarusians are banned from Wimbledon this year.

Medvedev will next meet Laslo Djere of Serbia for a place in the third round.

Last year’s runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas had to survive a first-round scare at the French Open, beating Italian Lorenzo Musetti 5-7 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2 to advance into the second round.

The Greek fourth seed looked nothing like himself in the first two sets before finding his range.

Musetti broke decisively in the 11th game in the opening set for a 6-5 lead before the Italian followed up on serve and took a one-set lead.

He carried the momentum into the second set, racing to a 4-0 advantage as Tsitsipas continued to falter.

After a little wobble and a mini Tstisipas comeback, he managed to serve out for a two-set lead.

The Greek then went on a tear for the next three sets as the Italian ran out of gas with Tstisipas wrapping up the match late in the night to extend his stay in Paris.

Another highlight of the day was Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bidding farewell to tennis at his home.

The Frenchman put up a good fight against Casper Ruud but lost 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 7-6 (7/0) in the first round.

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