ROLAND-GARROS – Follow the first day of the French Open with live commentary.

4:25 p.m.: ALCARAZ PASSES WITHOUT BLINKING. The Spaniard won in just 1h51 against the American Lucky Loser Jeffrey John Wolf, 107th in the world, after dropping 4 games in total (6-1, 6-2, 6-1). The world number 3 did not need to exert his talent to reach the 2nd round and took advantage of his opponent’s too many limits to perform in front of the public at the Philippe-Chatrier court. Draper or De Jong, whose match was stopped in the 4th set, will try to do better against Alcaraz in the 2nd round.

4:15 p.m.: GASQUET FOR THE EXPLOIT? French veteran Richard Gasquet will compete at Roland Garros for the 17th time in his career, at age 37. His tournament will start in a few moments, since he has made his debut under the new roof of the Suzanne-Lengen court. The man in the 4 round of 16 at Porte d’Auteuil will have a hard time facing world number 71 Borna Coric.

4:13 p.m.: Fortunately, the Suzanne-Lenglen court is also open

“As much as a second roof was essential, the night sessions were not”

4:10 p.m.: HURKACZ DISAPPOINTED. The Pole took control of the 5th set of his duel against Mochizuki and led 5-2, but he did not have time to finish before the referee had to interrupt the match.

4:05 p.m.: RAIN INTERRUPT THE MATCHES, NOT ALCARAZ’S. The Spaniard, who plays on the Philippe-Chatrier court, takes advantage of the roof of the central court which has been unfolded as a precaution to continue his confrontation against JJ Wolf. Their female and male counterparts are not so lucky, since the arrival of rain causes the interruption of all the other matches of the day.

3:58 p.m.: OSTAPENKO MOVES TO THE NEXT ROUND. The number 9 seed managed the end of the 2nd set well on the Suzanne-Lenglen court. While the two players were neck and neck against the Romanian Jaquelin Cristian, Jelena Ostapenko managed to pocket two games in a row to obtain her ticket for the second round, after 1h34 of combat (6-4, 7-5). She will face Maria or Tauson to try to return to the 3rd round at Porte d’Auteuil for the first time since 2020.

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Jelena Ostapenko – 1st round – Roland Garros – May 2024

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3:49 p.m.: ALCARAZ COMES CLOSER TO QUALIFICATION. The world number 3 plays against a JJ Wolf who is still capable of impressive cannon shots, but much too light in the game and often carried around by his opponent. The Spaniard pockets the second set 6-2.

3:45 p.m.: A BUBBLE AND HURKACZ GOES TO THE 5TH SET. The Pole got angry in the fourth round of his very close duel against the Japanese qualifier Mochizuki. He inflicted a 6-0 in just 21 minutes of play on the 162nd in the world, who will therefore try to snatch the first Grand Slam victory of his career.

3:38 p.m.: DIMITROV QUALIFIED FOR THE 2ND ROUND. Quiet victory for the Bulgarian, seeded number 10, in three sets against the American Kovacevic (6-4, 6-3, 6-4). With 35 winning shots and 83% of points won behind his first service ball, Dimitrov had little to fear today even if the last set was tighter. The Bulgarian will find Marozsan or Kukushkin in the next round.

3:32 p.m.: Nadal, the last Roland?

3:26 p.m.: KENIN LEADS. The American, winner of the Australian Open in 2020 then unfortunate finalist the same year, right here, is already close to the exit. Opposed to the German Laura Siegmund on the Simonne-Mathieu court, the 25-year-old lost the first set 6-4.

3:21 p.m.: OSTAPENKO STARTS WELL. The Latvian won the first set against the Romanian Cristian 6-4.

3:16 p.m.: HURKACZ IN THE TOUGH. The Pole is shaking! Here is the number 8 seed in the men’s table led 2 sets to 1 on court number 7, by the qualifier Mochizuki. The Japanese won the 3rd round with a score of 6-3.

3:11 p.m.: THE FIRST VICTORY IN FIVE SETS OF THE FORWARD. Already a match won in the deciding set in this 2024 edition. This happened on the side of court number 8, where the 48th in the world Pedro Martinez ended up getting rid of the Argentinian Thiago Agustin Tirante, 109th in the ATP ranking, after 03:57 (5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3).

3:05 p.m.: THE FIRST SET FOR THE WORLD N°3. After losing the first game of the match, Carlos Alcaraz has just pocketed 6 games in a row to win the first set against JJ Wolf in 35 minutes!

2:55 p.m.: IT’S GETTING BETTER FOR ALCARAZ. The world number 3 took matters into his own hands against JJ Wolf. He even played 3 games in a row and now serves to confirm the break.

2:50 p.m.: A FORMER WINNER ON THE TRACK. Jelena Ostapenko, winner of the tournament in 2017 and seed number 9 for this 2024 edition in the women’s draw, started her match on the Suzanne-Lenglen court. She tries to unbreak to get back to 4 all in this first set against the Romanian Jaqueline Cristian.

2:41 p.m.: ALCARAZ BREAKED ON ENTRY. The 107th in the world, JJ Wolf, is currently shaking up one of the favorites of this tournament! He has just won the first game of the match against the Spaniard, still protected on his right elbow by a bandage.

2:38 p.m.: HURKACZ IN REACTION, DIMITROV IN CONTROL. While the Pole lost the first set of his duel against the Japanese qualifier Mochizuki (4-6), he reacted well by winning the second set (6-3). For his part, Grigor Dimitrov, who is one of the outsiders of this tournament as seed number 10, starts without trembling against the American Aleksandar Kovacevic. He leads 6-4, 3-1 after 57 minutes of play.

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Grigor Dimitrov during his duel against Aleksandar Kovacevic during the first round of Roland Garros

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2:34 p.m.: ALCARAZ STARTS! The Spaniard begins his fortnight now against the American JJ Wolf! A match to follow live here.

2:27 p.m.: Elina Svitolina’s thousand challenges

2:20 p.m.: RUBLEV MOVES TO THE SECOND ROUND. The recent winner of the Masters 1000 in Madrid had to battle against the Japanese Taro Daniel. But the blows of the number 6 seed finally got the better of Daniel, dominated in 4 sets after a 3h11 fight on the Simonne-Mathieu court (6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 ).

2:17 p.m.: ALCARAZ WAITING ON THE CAT TRAY. Unhappy semi-finalist last year against Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard, world number 3 should start his match around 2:30 p.m. on the Philippe-Chatrier court.

2:10 p.m.: OSAKA QUALIFIED! A first match in the form of a roller coaster for the former world number 1! While leading 4-0 in the last round, she saw her opponent pocket 5 games in a row before finally finishing very strongly to win in 2h01 (6-1, 4-6, 7-5). On alternating current on serve (6 aces but 4 double faults), Osaka is now waiting to know who Iga Swiatek or Leolia Jeanjean will join her in the second round.

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Japanese Naomi Osaka in the first round of the Roland Garros tournament – May 2024

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2:00 p.m.: HUMBERT ELIMINATED! Big disappointment at the start for French tennis, with the elimination of French number 1 Ugo Humbert in the first round! Sonego won in 2h49 and 4 sets (6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3). The curse continues for Humbert here at Porte d’Auteuil. After he obtained his first career victory in this Grand Slam last year, he went out, for the 5th time in 6 participations, in the first round.

1:35 p.m.: PUSHED, RUBLEV AND OSAKA REACT. The Russian, who lost the second set in the tie break (7-3) against Taro Daniel, won the 3rd set 6-3. For her part, the Japanese, after the loss of the second act, stepped up the pace to now lead 4-0.

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Andrey Rublev during the first round of Roland Garros – May 2024

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1:30 p.m.: ALREADY A SEED HEAD ON THE MAT! In the women’s draw, Victoria Kudermetova (N°29) was eliminated from the start by Marie Bouzkova (6-2, 6-4). On the other hand, the number 30 seed Dayana Yastremska won in three sets against Alja Tomljanovic, Australian wild card (3-6, 6-3, 6-3).

1:20 p.m.: What to expect from French players at Roland this year?

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What to expect from French players in Paris? “What we see every year: an exploit or two”

1:00 p.m.: After he dominated the first set without problem, Brandon Nakashima was surprised in the tie break of the 2nd act against his compatriot Nicolas Moreno (8-6 in the deciding game).

12:55 p.m.: OSAKA AHEAD. The Japanese, solid on her serve (only 6 points lost in the first set), completed the first act in 27 minutes to win 6-1 and take a first option on qualification against Bronzetti. The rest of his match can be followed here.

12:43 p.m.: ALREADY A DECISIVE SET IN THIS FORWARD! After winning the opening set 6-3, the Australian Alja Tomljanovic gave up 3-6 in the second set against the Ukrainian Dayana Yamstremka and was therefore taken into the last set of this first round meeting, on the court number 14.

12:35 p.m.: HUMBERT COMES BACK! The Habs reacted well after the loss of the first act. He pockets this second set 6-2, Sonego grimaces!

11:33 a.m.: Humbert already broken! The Habs are now led 3-2 in the first set by Lorenzo Sonego.

11:30 a.m.: Starting tomorrow, Rafael Nadal will enter the fray against Alexander Zverev (No. 4) for what should be his last participation at Roland-Garros. 19 years ago, he claimed his first victim, Lars Burgsmüller, who spoke to Eurosport:

11:20 a.m.: The first break of the day is for the American Brandon Nakashima, against his compatriot Nicolas Moreno de Alboran. World number 68 leads 3-0 in first set

11:15 a.m.: …and for women: Vekic (CRO) – Tsurenko (UKR), Wang (CHN) – Timofeeva (RUS), Tomljanovic (AUS/WC) – Yastremka (UKR/N30), Bouzkova (RTC) – Kudermetova (RUS) /N29)

11:10 a.m. – All matches having started at 11 a.m. for men: Moreno de Alboran (USA) – Nakashima (USA), Zhang (CHN) – Vukic (AUS), Martinez Portero (ESP) – Tirante (ARG), Rublev (RUS/ N6) – Daniel (JPN), Humbert (FRA/N17) – Sonego (ITA)

11am – On the program today: French number 1 Ugo Humbert begins his tournament against Italian Lorenzo Sonego, just like world number 6 Andrey Rublev who is opposed to Taro Daniel, Hubert Hurkacz and Carlos Alcaraz will also enter the fray later in the day. On the women’s side, no member of the top 10 today but several French women: Caroline Garcia (seeded n°21) and Chloé Paquet start their tournament this Monday.

11am – Hello and welcome to eurosport.fr to follow LIVE commented on the first day of Roland-Garros, with the opening matches of the main draw, and the first entries into contention

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