Result: Novak Djokovic advances at French Open

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning the ATP-WTA Rome's Tennis Masters semi-final against Milos Raonic of Canada on May 17, 2014
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World number two Novak Djokovic eases beyond Jeremy Chardy in the second round of the French Open.

Novak Djokovic's quest for a first French Open title continued this afternoon, resulting in a 6-1 6-4 6-2 victory over Jeremy Chardy in the second round of the competition.

The Serbian took control of the contest early on with a string of forehand winners, which helped him to take the first set by a five-game margin.

Home favourite Chardy provided more resistance during the second set, but a break midway through the set proved to be decisive as world number two Djokovic extended his advantage.

The third set ended up being as comfortable as the first one for Djokovic, who broke Chardy twice to wrap up the victory in just one hour and 33 minutes.

The 2012 Roland Garros finalist will now take on either Marin Cilic or Tobias Kamke in the third round.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta during their Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament tennis match, on April 17, 2014
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060