• Spain’s No 2 seed gets off to straight-sets win at Roland Garros
• Novak Djokovic makes similarly short work of Hubert Hurkacz
The weight of history is bearing down on Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic more heavily than usual this year, although there were no signs on day two of the championships that it would break them.
Nadal will have to stub a toe with some force getting out of bed each morning to experience anything like anxiety in the first week of the 2019 French Open – the 100th clay tournament of his career – as he pursues his 12th title here, six more than Bjorn Borg, a lone and distant challenger for male dominance on clay. He would also become the first player, man or woman, to win 12 singles titles at the same major; Margaret Court won 11 Australian Opens.