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Summary

  1. Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal beats Benoit Paire 6-1 6-4 6-1
  2. Men's champion Novak Djokovic beats Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4 6-2
  3. Britain's Aljaz Bedene beats Ryan Harrison 6-4 6-0 3-6 6-1
  4. Women's champion Garbine Muguruza through in straight sets
  5. Listen to online only radio commentary

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By Caroline Chapman and Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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So that's straight-set victories for both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in round one.

Can the other big names in the men's draw, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka do the same? They're both in action on Tuesday and we'll be back then to find out.

Britain's Johanna Konta will also get her campaign under way on Tuesday, as will Kyle Edmund.

Until then, goodbye. You can follow all of the rest of today's scores here.

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Nic Fuller: Rafa looking fab, go Rafa!!!' So want him to get the magical 10 this year

Loser92: Can't help wanting Nadal to win this for a 10th time so that he can pass Pete Sampras in the all-time Grand Slam wins table.

That feeling when...

French Open 2017

...you bump into your ex's new partner.

Andre Agassi and Boris Becker
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We'd love to know what Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic's former coach, had to say to Andre Agassi - the man who replaced him.

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport in Paris

Nadal is the headline act and pretty much lived up to his billing, although an unexpected rash of errors almost cost him the second set, which could have made things tricky. The moment he was announced on court as "the champion of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 etc" was pretty electrifying and he has every chance of making it 10 titles a week on Sunday.

Paire, meanwhile, has to endure a TV interview on his way off court. "Le loser interview", as someone unkindly describes it.

'Rafa's ever-powerful'

Nadal 6-1 6-4 6-1 Paire

Leon Smith

Great Britain Davis Cup captain on Radio 5 live sports extra

He's looking very good. He's had a terrific clay court season so far and looks so strong - physically and mentally.

Rafa's ever-powerful and looks really confident.

Nadal 6-1 6-4 6-1 Paire

Sealed with a big smash. Rafael Nadal is into round two to play Robin Haase.

Sets one and three were comfortable. The nine-time champion was tested a little by Beniot Paire in the second set but he seals the win in one hour 52 minutes.

Game, set and match

Nadal 6-1 6-4 6-1 Paire

Water is wet.

Rafael Nadal wins at Roland Garros.

One down six to go in the quest for La Decima.

Rafael Nadal
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Nadal 6-1 6-4 5-1 Paire*

Too good. Paire looks on top of a rally, and is in with a chance of opening up a break point opportunity, but again Nadal hits a backhand passing shot while on the slide.

The game is in the bag with another big forehand, accompanied by the usual grunt. Nadal is a game away from the second round.

Rafael Nadal
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*Nadal 6-1 6-4 4-1 Paire

Beniot Paire's dry cleaner won't be happy. The Frenchman misses a sitter running towards the net and then takes a tumble, covering his white shorts in red dirt.

Nadal checks if his opponent is OK and then carries on dismantling another of Paire's service games. The ultimate pro.

Nadal 6-1 6-4 3-1 Paire*

If Paire is struggling, Nadal looks fresh as a daisy. He looks like he wants his done as soon as possible.

Someone in the crowd shouts out mid-point as Nadal moves to 40-0, which adds more frustration added to the head of Benoit Paire.

Nadal is not letting anything bother him. He seals the game.

Rafael Nadal
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Piers Newbery

BBC Sport in Paris

The Paire racquet is living on borrowed time as its owner repeatedly motions to crack it into a thousand pieces. Playing Nadal on clay can do this to a man. Bent double at the changeover, sipping on something fizzy and staring forlornly at his team, the Frenchman is not giving off the comeback vibe.

*Nadal 6-1 6-4 2-1 Paire

Facing defeat, Benoit Paire is not happy out there.

He is having trouble with his stomach, perhaps a pulled muscle, but for now is carrying on. I'm not certain if this is an actual or injury or if Paire is just frustrated at how this match is going. Despite the potential injury, the Frenchman manages to hold onto his serve.

Game, set and match

Djokovic 6-3 6-4 6-2 Granollers

That's it. Novak Djokovic is through to the second round after a really entertaining match.

He's certainly not in vintage form, but the world number two is through in straight sets.

Novak Djokovic
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Match point

Djokovic 6-3 6-4 5-2 Granollers*

Three break points rescued by Djokovic and he then plants a menacing backhand past his opponent.

Match point to the defending champion.

Djokovic 6-3 6-4 5-2 Granollers*

Novak Djokovic is serving for the match but given the amount of breaks in this set, I wouldn't bet on him doing it now.

Yep, I'm right...three break points to Granollers!

Novak Djokovic
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Djokovic to serve for the match

*Djokovic 6-3 6-4 5-2 Granollers

Marcel Granollers is pulling all sorts of tricks out of the box. Smashes, sliding volleys. He's been thoroughly entertaining against the world number two.

But he's struggling to hold his serve.

On deuce, he sends a poor backhand wide and gifts Djokovic the break point.

And then the Spaniard can only swipe the ball wide again. For the fourth successive time, Granollers' serve is broken.

Nadal breaks in third set

*Nadal 6-1 6-4 1-0 Paire

Paire gave that second set his all but in the end Rafa was just too good. I'm not sure how much the Frenchman has left. This one could run away from him. From 15-40 down the bearded Benoit battles back to deuce but in the end Nadal breaks serve again.

Benoit Paire
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Granollers breaks back

Djokovic 6-3 6-4 4-2 Granollers*

You beauty! Granollers comes rushing into the net, and just when you think he's going to hit it cross-court, he bends his wrist and hits it to the left of Novak Djokovic. Lovely job.

The Spaniard has break point...and Djokovic can only smack into the net.

This match isn't over yet.

Jeered to the rafters

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport in Paris

Packed to the rafters, people arguing over seats, clay marks being disputed, a Frenchman flashing winners and a nine-time champion holding firm - this is what the French Open is all about. Nadal is briefly held up as a woman is ritually jeered out of the stadium, having attempted to claim what I'm guessing are her seats for the last three changeovers. C'est la vie, Rafa rolls on...

Game and second set

Nadal 6-1 6-4 Paire

Nadal seals the second set as a wild backhand from Paire goes long.

That game included a lengthy debate between the Frenchman and British umpire James Keothavong. Paire believed a ball mark in the clay showed a Nadal shot went long. Keothavong disagreed though and both players nip off for a break at the end of the set.

Benoit Paire
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Djokovic breaks

*Djokovic 6-3 6-4 4-1 Granollers

A lovely swiping backhand volley from the world number two sends Granollers into a spin. He's 0-30 down.

The Spaniard claws back a point. And then another.

But Djokovic earns a break point, thanks to his lightning-quick reactions across court.

And the break is his - after lofting the ball over the net from close range.

Leon Smith

Great Britain Davis Cup captain

Andre Agassi is looking cool and calm watching Novak. Novak is getting pumped up, he wants to find his best form, build confidence and keep his momentum going. He'll be excited having a new coach in his corner as well.

Andre Agassi
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Nadal breaks

*Nadal 6-1 5-4 Paire

Classic Nadal. He had to battle to hold his own serve in the last game and now he breaks his opponent in the follow game. Not the smartest few points from Paire - again playing a couple too many drop shots - but Rafa will serve for a two-set lead.

Djokovic 6-3 6-4 3-1 Granollers*

Finally we have a hold of serve! Rejoice.

Djokovic 6-3 6-4 2-1 Granollers*

Djokovic saves another break point and takes the advantage after deuce.

"Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn," he screeches.

He better save his lungs. Granollers has just stuck a lovely forehand winner past him.

Back to deuce again.

Rafa holds

Nadal 6-1 4-4 Paire*

He had to save two break points in that game but Nadal holds. 4-4.

Djokovic 6-3 6-4 2-1 Granollers*

Novak Djokovic and Marcel Granollers
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The pair meet at the net and exchange blows (not punches, I might add). Djokovic comes out on top.

Granollers then makes a sublime return from the Serb's massive serve. 30-15.

Then...an incredible get! Granollers runs on to the end of a Djokovic chip over and some how manages to return it while maneuvering his body around the net post. The pair high five, it was that good.

And now the Spaniard has break point. Not again, surely?

Nope, not just yet, Granollers' shot ends up just past the baseline. Duece time...

Nadal saves break point

*Nadal 6-1 3-4 Paire

Brilliant volleying from Nadal. Break point saved.

*Nadal 6-1 3-4 Paire

Hello?

With the help of a net cord, a mis-hit and a Rafa double fault Benoit Paire has a break point on the Nadal serve. He can't take the first but here comes another opportunity...

Benoit Paire
AFP

A third successive break...

*Djokovic 6-3 6-4 2-1 Granollers

At 30-30, Djokovic attempts to lob his opponent and Granollers wafts his racquet, as if to try and usher the shot over the chalk. It works! It goes out. Granollers raises a wry smile.

Djokovic continues to push, though, and we go to deuce. Twice.

On the second one, Granollers messes it up. He thinks Djokovic's return is going long, but it's not. Break point to the Serb.

And the defending champions takes it. Three consecutive breaks of serve to start this set. Told you it was an odd match.

Novak Djokovic
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*Nadal 6-1 3-4 Paire

Rafael Nadal
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You don't win 14 Grand Slam titles without being able to manage a tasty spell from your opponent every now and again. That is what Nadal has done here, holding comfortably to restore some normality.

I said earlier the Spaniard had only lost twice at Ronald Garros in 74 matches. Of course that does not include his withdrawal from his third round match with Marcel Granollers - who Novak Djokovic is currently in battle with over on Chatrier - last year due to injury. Nadal will be looking to go much further this year.

Paire also manages to hold his next service game. On we go.

Granollers breaks back

Djokovic 6-3 6-4 1-1 Granollers*

This is such a weird match. Djokovic holds to love and then goes 0-30 down on his own serve.

The world number two recovers to 30-30, but then sticks an overarm slam into the base of the net. Break point Granollers.

A raucous baseline rally between the pair, with grunts and screams and sweat and slides, ends with Djokovic hitting long!

The Spaniard breaks back instantly.

Novak Djokovic
AFP

Nadal breaks back

*Nadal 6-1 2-3 Paire

You're playing well Benoit but that is a little ambitious. He goes for a third drop shot in the game but the ball doesn't make it over the net.

That brings up a couple of break back points for Nadal. Paire goes long with a backhand and we're back on serve again in this topsy turvy set.

Djokovic breaks

*Djokovic 6-3 6-4 1-0 Granollers

Deja vu, much?

For the third time, Djokovic breaks at the start of a set.

And he does it to love. Brutal.

Novak Djokovic
AFP

'Ouiiiiiii!!!'

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport in Paris

It didn't need much to get the crowd going, and Paire has done his bit with a mini comeback in this second set, along with some feisty fist-pumping. The collective "Ouiiiiiii!!!" that follows any Paire winner is enough to rattle the flag poles. Nadal has helped him out with a few loose forehands and his customary glare, and will want to avoid getting drawn into a Lenglen classic.

Paire breaks Nadal

Nadal 6-1 1-3 Paire*

Rafa, not impressed with losing the previous game, goes after the Paire serve but the Frenchman fights off a couple of break points to hold.

A few errors are starting to come from the Nadal racquet. Remarkable. Two break points for Paire in the following game. And he takes the first of them. What a turn around.

Rafael Nadal
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Jill Craybas

Former world number 39 on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

That was a positive burst of energy from Djokovic at the end of the set. When it comes to the crunch moments that's what he's good at, grinding, grinding and grinding, and winning the big points. He got it together in the end.

Game and second set

Djokovic 6-3 6-4 Granollers

Granollers is being made to shuttle run across the back of the court, and is eventually undone by a brilliant down-the-line backhand from Djokovic.

As he moves to set point number 9 (nine), the Serb lets out a huge roar.

Surely he's got to do it this time?

Bingo. Second set Djokovic.

Marcel Granollers
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Granollers saves eight break points

*Djokovic 6-3 5-4 Granollers

I'm not really sure how, but Marcel Granollers has saved EIGHT break points to hold.

Djokovic is going to try and serve for the set now.

Marcel Granollers
AFP

Jill Craybas

Former world number 39 on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

I'm laughing at Djokovic's demeanour. He threw his arms into the air as if to say 'here we go again' as this game goes on and on.