Japan's Taro Daniel made a winning start to the French Open men's singles on Monday, beating Australian first-round opponent Christopher O'Connell 6-0, 6-2, 6-4.

World No. 112 Daniel sent down five aces and committed just one double fault as he beat the 77th-ranked O'Connell in 109 minutes on Day 2 of the Grand Slam at Roland Garros.

Daniel conceded only one break, at 2-2 in the third set, but broke back at 5-4 before serving out the match.

"I'm happy that I was able to execute the things I've been working hard on, from start to finish," Daniel said. "The fact my opponent couldn't really get comfortable was also a result of those efforts."

He is set to face the winner of Spanish world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and Italian qualifier Flavio Cobolli in the second round.

Japan's Taro Daniel plays Australian opponent Christopher O'Connell in the French Open men's singles first round at Roland Garros in Paris on May 29, 2023. (Kyodo)