Novak Djokovic ekes out second round win over Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar at French Open

Novak Djokovic may not firing on all cylinders but the former French Open champion made it safely through to the third round on Wednesday.

The Serbian, seeded only 20 due to his recent injury absence, will now face Spanish 13th seed Roberto Bautista Agut after a straight-sets win over Jaume Munar.

Munar may be ranked a lowly 155 in the world but he made Djokovic work for every point in some lengthy and at times spectacular rallies.

The Spaniard, broken early on, hit back in the opening set only for Djokovic to race through the tie-break 7-1.

Munar occasionally had Djokovic scrambling throughout the next two sets with his fearsome shot-making, but the 2016 champion was able to post a 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 victory.

Bautista Agut came through thanks to a comfortable 6-4 7-5 6-3 win against Colombian Santiago Giraldo.

In a match held over from Tuesday Tomas Berdych, the 17th seed, was a first-round casualty after he was beaten by France’s Jeremy Chardy in five sets.

Czech Berdych, a former Wimbledon finalist, came from two sets down to haul himself level only to bow out 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (10-8) 1-6 5-7 6-2.

Pablo Carreno Busta’s nifty movement and measured approach proved decisive in a 7-6 (7-0) 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 win over Federico Delbonis of Argentina.

The 10th-seeded Spaniard will next face Marco Cecchinato for a place in the last-16 after the Italian put an end to Marco Trungelliti’s epic journey with a 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-1 success.

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