French Open, Day 3: Patience pays off for Djokovic, Berdych ousted
Novak Djokovic played a game of patience with the Paris rain and it paid off. Wild card Gael Monfils of France knocked out No. 5-seeded Tomas Berdych in the first round. (All AP and AFP images)
Nikolay Davydenko beats Florent Serra 6-3 6-4 7-5 to enter second round
Wild card Gael Monfils of France thrilled a partisan center court crowd on Monday by upsetting No. 5-seeded Tomas Berdych in the first round of the French Open, 7-6 (8), 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-7 (4), 7-5.
Play got underway on the third day of the French Open on Tuesday after a rain delay of almost three hours at Roland Garros.
Troubled Australian star Bernard Tomic suffered another setback in his faltering career on Tuesday when he quit his French Open first round match with an injury.
World number one Novak Djokovic, bidding to win a first French Open and become just the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam, beat David Goffin of Belgium 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the second round.