French favourite Jeremy Chardy also moved into the second round. The 30th seed advanced past Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
The 29 year old will face Czech Republic lucky loser Adam Pavlasek in the second round. Pavlasek beat Spaniard qualifier Roberto Carballes Baena 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.
“When you come here you want to play really well, especially when you’re preparing for it,” said Chardy. “I feel great physically. I feel that I’m playing well. I played a pretty robust match today…It was a dangerous match, and I’m happy that I came out this way and full of energy for the next round.”
American Jack Sock prevailed in the final set against Robin Haase 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7(3), 6-2. The first-round match was tied at two sets apiece before rain cancelled play on Sunday. Sock, the 23rd seed, made the fourth round at Roland Garros last year. In the second round, the 23 year old will face German Dustin Brown, who outlasted Dudi Sela 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4.