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Top-seeded Novak Djokovic began his bid to win his first French Open title with a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-5 victory Tuesday against 58th-ranked David Goffin of Belgium.
The key moment came in the first-set tiebreaker, with Goffin serving at 5-all. After he faulted once, a fan yelled, ''Allez, David!'' Goffin then proceeded to miss his second serve, too, for a double-fault that gave Djokovic a set point.
Goffin's backhand into the net gave that set to Djokovic, who had won fewer total points until then, 39-36.
In 2012, Goffin got into the French Open field as a ''lucky loser'' and took a set off Roger Federer in the fourth round.
Djokovic is trying to complete a career Grand Slam. He lost to Rafael Nadal in last year's final in Paris.
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