Nadal breezed through his first-round match with a 6-0 6-3
6-0 win against Robby Ginepri while Austria's Thiem, in just his
second major tournament, beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4 7-6(3) 6-2.
Andy Murray, a two-time grand slam champion and Olympic gold
medallist, is due to play Australia's Marinko Matosevic with a
place in the third round at stake.
Last year's runner-up David Ferrer faces Italian Simone Bolelli
while local favourites Gael Monfils and 12th seed Richard
Gasquet are also in action.
Serbia's Jelena Jankovic opens proceedings on Philippe Chatrier
against Japan's Kurumi Nara before compatriot Ana Ivanovic,
winner of the 2008 French Open, faces Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.
(Writing by Tom Hayward, editing by Mark Meadows)
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