Novak Djokovic on Suzanne-Lenglen, Carlos Alcaraz on Simonne-Mathieu and Rafael Nadal by night on Philippe-Chatrier: the favorites will play their second round at Roland-Garros on Wednesday 25 May.
Five French will try to reach the third round, including Corentin Moutet, who has to perform a feat against Nadal. Elsa Jacquemot opened the debates on Philippe-Chatrier against Angelique Kerber, Grégoire Barrère challenged John Isner on Simonne-Mathieu while Richard Gasquet meets Sebastian Korda at Suzanne-Lenglen where Diane Parry will meet Camila Osorio at the end of the show.
Follow the most important developments of the day live.
11:16 p.m .: Corentin Moutet powerless against Nadal
Corentin Moutet, World-139. and guest, dreamed of facing Rafael Nadal: On Wednesday in the round of 16 of Roland-Garros at the Central, the Frenchman was powerless against his idol, who inflicted him a 6:3, 6:1, 6:4 in 2:09.
At 23 years old, Corentin Moutet took part in his fifth Major on clay without ever exceeding the 3rd round of 2019. This year Juan Ignacio Londero had denied him a match against Nadal in the 8th.
In a one-sided game, Corentin Moutet can be satisfied having managed to beat Nadal’s face-off twice in the third set on his favorite pitch where he won the Mousquetaires Cup thirteen times.
9:17 pm: Diane Parry has qualified for the 3rd round
France’s Diane Parry continues her momentum: the 97th player in the world to manage the feat of knocking out the defending champion in the first round, qualified for third place on Wednesday by beating Colombia’s Camila Osorio (66th) shakily with 6:3, 6 sent off -3. “I have no intention of stopping!” the 19-year-old launched after the meeting. “It’s pure luck and I’ll do my best to get as far as possible,” she added.
We must start by dismissing in the next round the American Sloane Stephens (64th), finalist at Roland-Garros 2018 and winner of the US Open 2017. “Like today, I have to be aggressive and super solid,” Parry said.
She reached the 3rd round of a major for the first time after reaching the 2nd in Paris as a junior in 2019.
9:26 p.m .: Richard Gasquet too short against Sebastian Korda
Richard Gasquet, 70th in the world rankings, did not meet a great Sebastian Korda (30th), but still encountered the American obstacle without a solution and lost (7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-3) in the second round of Roland-Garros.
The Frenchman, semi-finalist in Geneva close to Roland-Garros, has not passed the 2nd round of the Paris Major since 2018 when he was beaten by Rafael Nadal in the 3rd round. The same Nadal who beat him sharply in the second round last year.
6.35 p.m .: Novak Djokovic without any problems in the 3rd round
Novak Djokovic, defending champion at Roland-Garros, goes to 3 without incidentand round. The number 1 in the world distributed the Slovakian Alex Molcan, new colt of his former trainer Marian Vajda, in three sets. When the Serb made more mistakes than usual, he didn’t tremble either (6:2, 6:3, 7:6).
6.13 p.m .: Stunning Alexander Zverev
World No. 3 and last year’s semi-finalist Alexandre Zverev managed to turn the tide. After young Argentinian Sebastian Baez led and dominated for two sets, the German managed to find the resources to get back into the game. He won two sets throughout before winning the deciding set and even saving a match point from his opponent.
5:22 p.m .: Alexander Zverev offers a 5th set
The German is on the rise. Lead two sets to zero at the beginning of the game, has just equalized against young Argentinian Sebastian Baez, who gives him a good fight.
4:08 p.m .: Maria Sakkari, from semi-finalist to eliminated in the 2nd round
The career of world number three Maria Sakkari, semi-finalist last year, ended prematurely at Roland-Garros in the second round against the 81st world Czech Karolina Muchova (7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/ 4)).
The Greek is after the eliminations of Barbora Krejcikova (No.2 and defending champion), Anett Kontaveit (No.5), Ons Jabeur (#6) and Garbine Muguruza (#10).
In the men’s game, number 13 seeded American Taylor Fritz also lost in the second round to Spaniard Bernabe Zapata from qualifying in four sets (3:6, 2:6, 2:6, 3:6). The 24-year-old Californian, winner of March Indian Wells against Rafael Nadal in the final, multiplied unforced errors (43) against the 131st player in the world.
3:33 p.m .: “Coco” Gauff keeps his rank
A huge favorite in her second round, America’s Cori Gauff methodically eliminated Alison Van Uytvanck in straight sets (6-1, 7-6 ).
Her compatriot Amanda Anisimova followed suit with her quiet win over Donna Vekic in just 1h17 (6-4, 6-1).
2:13 p.m .: Elsa Jacquemot cracks in the decisive game
The French fought a good fight against German Angélique Kerber on the Philippe-Chatrier court. After conceding the first set a little too easily, the two women fought a warlike battle in the second set. Unfortunately for the Habs, they didn’t win the tiebreak.
1:48 p.m.: “FAA” first qualified man, Grégoire Barrère eliminated
The Canadian Félix Auger-Alissime won his match against Ugo Carabelli comfortably (6:0, 6:3, 6:4). Forget the difficulty of his entry, he will be good in the third lap.
However, there was no comeback for Grégoire Barrère. After snatching the third set from John Isner, the Frenchman lost in the fourth after a crucial game: 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.
1:23 p.m.: Raducanu on the trap
First surprise of the day, British prodigy Emma Raducanu, the No. 12 seed, lost to Sasnovich in straight sets (6-3, 1-6, 1-6). She was eliminated in the second round of the competition.
12.50 p.m .: The French in bad shape
On the Central, Elsa Jacquemot conceded the first set (6:1) despite good defense. On the Simonne-Mathieu, Grégoire Barrère, who was cornered by John Isner in the first two sets (6:4, 6:4), had to break away to win the third set (3:6).
12:38 p.m .: Teichmann qualifies for the third round for the first time
The Swiss Jil Teichmann made no detours to defeat Olga Danilovic in straight sets 6:4, 6:1. She will therefore see the third round.
11 a.m.: The games of the day begin
After his complicated first round, Félix Auger-Aliassime meets Argentinian Ugo Carabelli. In the women’s competition, British prodigy Emma Raducanu takes on Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
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