French Open 2017: Djokovic v Granollers, Nadal v Paire, plus more – day two live!

Another seed has fallen, with the Czech Jiri Vesely defeating Jack Sock, the world No15, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3.

The early signs are that Paire doesn’t much fancy getting embroiled in a baseline slugfest with Nadal. He holds his opening service game handily, the thunderous forehand with which he completes the hold in marked contrast to the almost casual flamboyance with which he caresses a winning forehand drop shot a couple of points earlier. He’s certainly got the shots to worry Rafa. But he does he have the tenacity and grit to maintain a five-set challenge against the game’s greatest clay-courter? Nadal responds by holding for 2-1.

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