Fourth-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to the second round of the second Grand Slam tournament in 2009. Novak was leading 6-3 3-1 when Nicolas Lapentti (102) of Ecuador retired after 78 minutes of play.
The second Grand Slam tournament of the season, with the best tennis players taking part, starts on Sunday May 24th , 2009.
Fourth-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of the French Open with a straight sets win over Ukranian qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in 2 hours and 4 minutes. The second round match was suspended on Thursday due to bad light after 89 minutes of play, Djokovic was leading by two sets.