Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a 3rd-spherical scare on the French Open to beat unseeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman in five sets.
The Serb got here back from two sets to 1 down to win 5-7 6-three 3-6 6-1 6-1.
Djokovic, 30, completed strongly despite making 55 unforced error and arguing with umpire Carlos Ramos over a behavior warning.
The presence of new show Andre Agassi has yet to encourage the 12-time Grand Slam champion to rediscover the shape that made him a reputedly untouchable world number one this time final year.
An erratic efficiency noticed Djokovic hit 21 errors in relinquishing a 4-1 lead in the first set.
A late ruin within the second seemed to have settled the world number two, however Schwartzman – taking part in his first ever 0.33-spherical healthy at a Grand Slam – used to be his equal during the 1/3.
The 5ft 7in Argentine then broke serve for a 5-3 lead and remarkably recovered from zero-forty to serve out the set.
With the gang now excited through the possibility of an upset, Djokovic at last took a firm grip on the in shape by way of quickening the p.c. and shortening the rallies.
It was now not plain crusing, on the other hand, and despite racing right into a 4-0 lead in the fourth set, Djokovic was embroiled in a row with umpire Ramos after receiving two warnings in a recreation – one in all sluggish play, the second for unsportsmanlike habits.
naturally pissed off, the champion retained his focus on the job in hand and reeled off 12 of the closing 14 games as dark clouds above threatened to lengthen his progress.