Djokovic plays through rain to reach 2nd round

PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic played through some rain and some rain delays Monday before reaching the second round at the French Open.

The second-seeded Serb beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on a wet day at Roland Garros.

Djokovic was leading 4-1 when rain halted play on Court Philippe Chatrier, but it restarted about an hour later.

In the second set, a short shower stopped play for only a few minutes, but Djokovic used the time to entertain the crowd by chatting with a ball boy and letting the youngster sit alongside him on the bench.

Djokovic, the 2012 runner-up, was broken three times by Sousa, including while serving for the match.

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