Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia beat Peruvian Fernando Maynetto in the first round of the French Open Championship on May 24th.
GV Spectators arrive at the Roland Garros Stadium
SV Competitor signing autographs
GV Match between Peruvian Fernando Maynetto and Ivan Lendl, Maynetto serves nearest camera, rally ensues, Lendl wins point as umpire watches (2 shots)
GV Maynett further from camera, serves and rally follows. Lendl wins point and crowd applauds
GV Lendl, furthest from camera, serves, rally ensues and Maynetto wins point
GV Crowd watches as Lendl serves, rally follows and Lendl wins point (2 shots)
GV Crowd watches as Maynetto serves, and rally follows. Lendl wins point and match (2 shots)
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Background: Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia beat Peruvian Fernando Maynetto in the first round of the French Open Championship on May 24th. a large crowd watched the match at the Roland-Garros Stadium in Paris in which Lendl decisively crushed Maynetto's challenge 6-0, 6-4, 6-1. Playing in cold and windy conditions, Lendl, wearing the patterned shirt, conceded only five points in the 18 minutes of the first set with a mastery display which delighted the spectators. The Czech, who failed in the 1981 French championship is strongly favoured to win this year's 500,000 dollar tournament. Last year's champion, Bjorn Borg,is absent because of a dispute over qualifying and John McEnroe, last year's Wimbledon champion, is out because of an injured ankle. Lendl ho has been beaten only four times since the U.S. Open last September and ranked number two in the world has still to decide whether he will play at Wimbledon in June. He has often criticised the players' facilities and grass courts at the All-England club and is known to prefer the more popular hard court surface.