Roland Garros. The French disappoint, the favorites ensure… what to remember from the second day

Roland Garros. The French disappoint, the favorites ensure… what to remember from the second day
Roland Garros. The French disappoint, the favorites ensure… what to remember from the second day

This second day of Roland-Garros had a high point: the probable last dance of the master of the place, Rafael Nadal, who fought valiantly but who logically broke against the German Alexander Zverev, world number 4, without however announce that it was his last match. This Monday, May 27 also marked the entry into the running of new French people, like Arthur Fils, seed number 29, who has already left. And favorites like Tsitsipas, Sinner, or Swiatek, who took the opportunity to show their muscles and reach the second round. We take stock.

Arthur Fils falls from a height, Clara Burel wastes the opportunity

Seeded for the first time in his career, Arthur Fils was beaten from the start by Matteo Arnaldi in four sets (6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2). The Frenchman has never found the key against an opponent against whom he conceded a fourth defeat in as many matches. After the early defeat of Ugo Humbert, it is a new disillusionment for French tennis. Hugo Gaston lost to the American Ben Shelton in four sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4).

For her part, Clara Burel offered superb resistance to the Russian Anna Kalinskaya, seeded number 23. But the Rennaise lost on the wire (7-6, 7-5).

Tsitsipas, Sinner and Swiatek already in good shape

Hanging in the first set, Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 9) did not tremble to overcome the Hungarian Martin Fucsovics in three sets (7-6, 6-4, 6-1). The winner of Monte Carlo seems perfectly launched.

In just over two hours, world number two Jannik Sinner (ITA, 2) took care of his introduction on clay. Without giving details, he got rid of the American Christopher Eubanks (6-3, 6-3, 6-4). Enough to reassure the Italian who had been greatly bothered by his hip for several weeks, to the point of having doubts about his participation in the Parisian grand slam. But he is there, and there, ready to dethrone Novak Djokovic from his place as world number one in the event of a final victory.

Among the women, Léolie Jeanjean was already very happy to have passed the three qualifying rounds to join the main draw. And faced with the tornado Iga Swiatek, the Frenchwoman did not carry much weight. the Polish world number one only left her with three short games, settling the matter in barely 1 hour (6-2, 6-1).

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