Djokovic's path to the second round was not a cake-walk, as Italian Potito Starace played some inspired tennis to stay toe-to-toe with the World #1 through the first 90 minutes or so, but eventually succumbed 7-6(3) 6-3 6-1. Djokovic is attempting to win his 4th major title in a row.
World #3 Roger Federer continued his history-making career by winning his 233rd Grand Slam match, equaling Jimmy Connors total. But Federer has only lost 35 major matches (to Connors 49), giving the Swiss Great a winning percentage of 0.869 compared to Connors' 0.826.
Other players to watch winning on Day 2 of Roland Garros were John Isner, Jelena Jankovic, defending champion Li Na, Aggie Radwanska, Marion Bartoli and Gilles Simon. Feliciano Lopez became the first seed to lose when he retired from his match with an abdominal strain.
On Day 3, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will be in action.