Ferrer, the runner-up to Rafael Nadal in 2013, eased through against his??94th-ranked opponent??6-1 6-3 6-1??on Court Suzanne Lenglen??to become just the second active player behind compatriot Nadal to win 300 matches on the surface.
In 13 straight appearances at the clay-court major, seventh-seeded Ferrer has always won his opening match and proved too powerful and speedy for the 27-year-old.
He now goes on to face either compatriot Daniel Gimeno-Traver or Brazil’s Joao Souza for a spot in the last 32.
Also, US Open champion Marin Cilic defeated 80th-ranked Robin Haase 6-2 6-4 6-2.
The ninth-seeded Croat??is playing in his first major of the year after missing the Australian Open because of a shoulder injury.