Roland-Garros: Imperial Alcaraz, the charlatan of Jabeur, the Berezina del Azul

Roland-Garros: Imperial Alcaraz, the charlatan of Jabeur, the Berezina del Azul

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LOn the first day of the Roland-Garros Grand Slam tournament, on Sunday, May 22, he delivered his first verdicts. Surprise defeat for Ons Jabeur, scare for Félix Auger-Aliassime, berezina of the French… Find every day the results of the main seeds, the French players, the announcement of the day or the program of the next day.

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we expected it, Carlos Alcaraz, for his debut at the Roland-Garros tournament. The young Spaniard did not disappoint, crushing the Argentine Londero in three dry sets (6-4, 6-2, 6-0) and less than two hours of play. His compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas already trembles at the idea of ​​meeting the young conqueror of world tennis in the next round.

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Big surprise in the women’s draw, with the elimination through the back door in the early afternoon ofOns Jabeur (number 6 in the world). Considered one of the favorites and impressive since the beginning of the season on clay, the Tunisian fell in three sets against the Polish Magda Linette (6-3, 6-7, 5-7). Jabeur is already saying goodbye to his dream of winning Roland-Garros.

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Garbiñe Muguruza won the trophy in 2016. But the world number 10 is no longer the player she was and she also suffered the affront of being eliminated as soon as she entered the tournament, defeated by the Estonian Kaia Kanepi (6-2, 3-6, 4 -6).

Big scare for the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime, who needed five sets to defeat the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas, on Sunday, May 22, 2022, in the first round of Roland-Garros.

Felix Auger-Aliassime I was very scared myself. For the first time in his career, the world number 9 has managed to go up two sets at a Grand Slam. He directed against the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas (122Y World Cup, since qualifying), the Canadian finally won in five sets (2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3).

less difficulty to Grigor Dimitrov (twenty-oneY), winner of Marcos Girón (6-1, 6-1, 6-1), and Diego Schwartzman (sixteenY) of Andrey Kuznetsov (6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2). Alexander Zverev He did not tremble during this first round either: the German got rid of Sebastian Ofner, a modest Austrian player (218Y), went through the ratings.

Double finalist at Roland-Garros in 2018 and 2019, dominic Thiem, went back to 194Y world place, was ingloriously eliminated by Bolivian Hugo Dellien (3-6, 2-6, 4-6). The Austrian, who recently returned after nine months without playing, has yet to win a match in six tournaments since the start of the year.

Thanks to his win on Sunday against Taro Daniel, Grégoire Barrère has already equaled his best performance at Roland-Garros: the second round of the Parisian tournament, in 2019.

gregoire barere he honored the invitation he received from the organizers of Roland-Garros. On Sunday, the 209th World Cup was painfully defeated by the Japanese Taro Daniel (105th) in five sets (3-6, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4). At 28, the Val-de-Marnais is the first French qualified for the second round of the Parisian Grand Slam. In the next match, he will face the American John Isner, who fell in love with the French Quentin Hayes (7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6).

They were four in Sunday’s race on the courts. And none have earned the right to push back the clay at Roland-Garros. Cristina Mladenović (107Y) was surpassed in the night (6-0, 7-5) by the Canadian Leylah Ferandez (18Y), harmonious tan (106ᵉ) was beaten (6-4, 6-3) by the Colombian Camila Osorio (66ᵉ), Carole Monnet (20 years old, 253ᵉ) did not deserve against the Czech Karolina Muchova (81Y) during 1h48 of play (6-3,6-3). Unfortunate outcome also for clear burel (94Y), which will not see the halls of Roland-Garros in singles this year, premiered by the Greek Maria Sakkari (6-2, 6-3), fourth player in the world.

The Tunisian Ons Jabeur was defeated in the first round of Roland-Garros by the Polish Magda Linette, on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

“Honestly, I wasn’t happy to play at 11 o’clock on Sunday. »

Ons Jabeur still hasn’t fully digested her loss to Magda Linette. At a press conference, after being eliminated in the first round of Roland-Garros, the Tunisian regretted the programming of her match: “Honestly, I wasn’t happy to play at 11 o’clock on Sunday. Especially on Philippe-Chatrier, which is a very nice track, but unfortunately I always lose. » A game played very early, which apparently served him well, unlike a very sharp Linette.

Although she had stated that he would not be “acceptable for [elle] not be in the second week”of the tournament before the match, Jabeur will already have to focus on the next deadlines of the season.

On Monday, May 23, the big favorites for the final victory will make their entry into the race. starting with polish Iga Swiatek, who will play at 11 am against the Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko on the Philippe-Chatrier court. Two games later, it will be the turn of Rafael Nadal to kick off his Paris fortnight with a showdown against Jordan Thompson.

That same night, during the first “night session” of this tournament, the defending champion Novak Djokovic He will face Yoshihito Nishioka. To highlight the first game of the number 2 seed in women, Barbora Krejcikova against the French Diana Perryand a first match that promises to be played on the Suzanne-Lenglen pitch at 11 am, between noemi osaka Y amanda anisimova.

tricolor Side, Richard Gasquet, arthur rinderknech, Geoffrey Blancaneaux, benoit couple Y Corentin Moutet will make his debut among the knights. In addition to Diana Parry, Oceana Dodin, leo jeanjean Y elsa jacquemot will play, for its part, its first round in the women’s draw.

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