Defending champion beat German Philipp Kohlschreiber in two hours and two minutes on Monday to reach the second round.
Novak, Even as a Swiss tennis fan, I was deeply impressed with how you handled yourself in defeat. You are truly a great sportsman.
Mourning is over. Time to celebrate Novak's greatness. I want my kids to be like Novak. I want them to be honorable and graceful like him. To have respect for others. Bravo Novace! You're a great human being and even that you’ve lost this time, you're still our winner. One day people will talk about a person called Novak Djokovic as a great man and even greater athlete. You're delighted the whole world today and taught us little people great lesson. Looking at you today standing proudly I was ashamed of my tears that I shed today. I will always be your fan.
I think I am one of your biggest french fans and today I'm so sad. I was crying during the ceremony. I wish you all the best for wim'!
A man's true character is revealed in defeat.