Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Roland Garros men's singles first round match between Novak Djokovic and Tennys Sandgren. The world number one will get his French Open campaign under way against an American opponent who isn't really much of a clay court specialist.

N. Djokovic vs T. Sandgren | Roland-Garros
Men's Singles | Round 1 | 01.06.2021 | Court Philippe-Chatrier
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N. Djokovic (1)
N. Djokovic (1)
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6
6

T. Sandgren
T. Sandgren
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Pete Sharland
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Pete Sharland
Updated 01/06/2021 at 21:09 GMT
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22:06
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DJOKOVIC 6-2. 6-4, 6-2 SANDGREN
Game, set, match! Very impressive from Djokovic who eases into the second round with a straight sets victory over Sandgren. He will play Cuevas next. Fantastic fight from Sandgren at points, but the American just didn't have the weapons to trouble the world number one.
22:02
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*DJOKOVIC 5-2 SANDGREN (6-2, 6-4)
Sandgren saves a match point with a good serve out wide and then some serve-and-volley at the net. Djokovic will now serve for a place in the second round. He's been imperious!
21:57
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DJOKOVIC 5-1 SANDGREN* (6-2, 6-4)
Excellent serving from Djokovic prevented Sandgren from getting any sort of slow in that game and it's a comfortable hold for the world number one who is now just a game away.
21:54
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*DJOKOVIC 4-1 SANDGREN (6-2, 6-4)
Double break! Djokovic opens up a three-game gap in the third set with a second break. Excellent touch at the net on break point and this looks like the end for Sandgren. Contest over.
21:50
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DJOKOVIC 3-1 SANDGREN* (6-2, 6-4)
Couple winners, couple aces... like clockwork for Djokovic who is now just three games away from victory. The world number one seems unhappy about something. Is it the noise in the stadium?
21:46
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*DJOKOVIC 2-1 SANDGREN (6-2, 6-4)
Break, Djokovic! There's the breakthrough in this third set for the world number one. That had been coming. Djokovic is accelerating towards a place in the second round of Roland Garros.
21:43
21:42
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DJOKOVIC 1-1 SANDGREN* (6-2, 6-4)
Sandgren fails to make any sort of inroads on the Djokovic serve at the start of the third set. That has been a common theme throughout this match. Sandgren has also failed to take any of his six break points so far.
21:39
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*DJOKOVIC 0-1 SANDGREN (6-2, 6-4)
Sandgren saves two break points by giving it everything he's got against the world number one. Sometimes, he's going for two much, but that's what it takes to stay in the rallies against Djokovic.
21:29
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DJOKOVIC 6-4 SANDGREN (6-2)
Second set, Djokovic! An hour and 20 minutes in, the world number one is in full control. Two sets to the good and in truth there's no sense of any sort of fightback from Sandgren. He just doesn't have the weapons.
21:25
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*DJOKOVIC 5-4 SANDGREN (6-2)
Sandgren applies some pressure on the Djokovic served by holding his own serve. The American has done an excellent job of keeping it this tight in this second set. Djokovic has otherwise dominated!
21:22
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DJOKOVIC 5-3 SANDGREN* (6-2)
A comfortable hold for Djokovic who moves within one game of taking a two sets to love lead. Sandgren will serve to stay in this second set. What has he got left in the tank?
21:18
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*DJOKOVIC 4-3 SANDGREN (6-2)
This is admirable fight from Sandgren. He is hanging on in there with the world number one with everything he's got. The American keeps the scoreboard ticking over in this second set.
21:14
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DJOKOVIC 4-2 SANDGREN* (6-2)
Two break point opportunities come and go for Sandgren. When it matters most, Djokovic just knows how to crank it up that little bit more, whether it's with his serving or his groundstrokes.
21:07
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*DJOKOVIC 3-2 SANDGREN (6-2)
Another one of those service holds from Sandgren where he just about holds on for dear life and no more. You can't fault the American for the effort he's putting in here at least!
21:04
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DJOKOVIC 3-1 SANDGREN* (6-2)
Djokovic boils over with frustration after an error mid-way through that match. Then holds comfortable. The world number one sets such a high level for himself. Incredible.
20:59
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*DJOKOVIC 2-1 SANDGREN (6-2)
Good hold! Nothing is coming easily for Sandgren at the moment, but he grinds out a hold of serve in this second set to get on the scoreboard. Djokovic playing so well here.
20:54
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DJOKOVIC 2-0 SANDGREN* (6-2)
That was an opportunity for Sandgren to get his teeth into this match, but the American couldn't take one of the three break points he had at 0-40. Djokovic wins five straight points to hold.
20:52
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