Stan Wawrinka coasts past Andy Murray at French Open; David Goffin first seed to lose

Stan Wawrinka made quick work of fellow three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray in the most intriguing French Open matchup of Sunday afternoon.

In the first meeting of Grand Slam champions in the first round of any major tournament since 2012, Wawrinka beat Murray 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in a little more than 1½ hours at Court Philippe Chatrier.

Wawrinka compiled a 42-10 edge in total winners while making one more unforced error than Murray, 27-26.

This was the 21st matchup between the pair. One of those previous meetings came in the 2017 French Open semifinals, won by Wawrinka.

Neither man has really been the same since. Wawrinka, 35, has had multiple knee operations, and Murray, 33, has had two hip operations.

Wawrinka won here in 2015 and Murray lost the final to Novak Djokovic the following year.

Sunday's match tied for the fewest games Murray has won in a match at a major. He acknowledged that he may never be the same player he once was following his hip issues, but didn't cite that as the reason for the loss.

"I served under 40% first serve in play. That's just not good enough, especially against someone as good as Stan," Murray said. "That allows who you're playing to dictate points. That's got nothing to do with my [resurfaced] hip. I assume I probably moved better before I had a metal hip, but mistiming my returns and serving just 38% has nothing to do with that."

Earlier in the day, David Goffin became the first seeded player to be knocked out of the event.

The 11th-seeded Belgian lost 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 to 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner, who beat Goffin for the second time this year after winning on hard courts at Rotterdam in February.

Sinner showcased his talent as one of the world's best young players by winning the Next Gen ATP Finals last year. He next faces French qualifier Benjamin Bonzi or Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori.

Sebastian Korda, a qualifier whose father, Petr, won the 1998 Australian Open and was the runner-up at the 1992 French Open, has the first main-draw Grand Slam match win of his career. Korda, 20, beat Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Korda now faces another American, 21st-seeded John Isner.

Isner advanced by beating Elliot Benchetrit 6-4, 6-1, 6-3.

Alexander Zverev has won his first match since blowing a two-set lead and losing a fifth-set tiebreaker in the U.S. Open final.

Zverev is seeded No. 6 at Roland Garros and came through with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory over 91st-ranked Dennis Novak -- exactly two weeks after being beaten by Dominic Thiem for the title in New York.

Zverev was plagued by double-faults at the U.S. Open but was just fine Sunday, with only two. He hit 10 aces and only was broken once by Novak.

That match finished shortly after the longest contest of Day 1 wrapped up: Juan Ignacio Londero emerged to win a 14-12 fifth set after nearly five hours against Federico Delbonis in an all-Argentine matchup.

Londero won 6-4, 7-6 (1), 2-6, 1-6, 14-12.

The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament that does not use tiebreakers in the final set.

Kei Nishikori also reached the second round, doing so by beating 32nd-seeded Dan Evans 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-4 in a match featuring 15 breaks of serve.

Nishikori, 30, has reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros three times, including last year.

But this year he is not seeded, and the Japanese player next faces Italian Stefano Travaglia, who advanced after beating Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Qualifier Jurij Rodionov has celebrated his first main-draw match at any Grand Slam tournament by rallying to win 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4, 10-8 against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.