PARIS — Milos Raonic advanced to the second round of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (5) win over Janko Tipsarevic on Monday.
Raonic, form Thornhill, Ont., fired 10 aces in the straight-sets win and had 15 break-point attempts against his Serbian opponent, converting four of them.
"I was happy I was quite efficient on court," Raonic told reporters after the match. "I was able to move on and give myself something to prepare for in the next match, and to be better."
The eighth-seeded Canadian also hit into five double faults and had 28 unforced errors in a match delayed a day by rain in Paris. Tipsarevic had 29 unforced errors.
"I should have played better to close out the match when I had the opportunities," Raonic said.
Raonic will next face France's Adrian Mannarino, who advanced with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. It will be the first meeting on the ATP Tour between Raonic and Mannarino.
Raonic advanced to the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in 2014, and missed last year's French Open with an injury.
The Canadian has continued to deal with nagging injuries this season, including an torn adductor muscle, but he said he's in good health as he competes in the second Grand Slam of the season.
"I'm in good shape," Raonic said. "I'm physically strong. No nagging issues to start the tournament, which is nice."