Roland-Garros 2022: Alizé Cornet, Caroline Garcia and Richard Gasquet at the appointment

Roland-Garros 2022: Alizé Cornet, Caroline Garcia and Richard Gasquet at the appointment

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The hierarchy was respected on Tuesday, May 24, during the first matches of the second day of the Roland-Garros tournament with, in particular, the victory of the Russian Daniil Medvedev, number two in the world. On the French pitch, the results are mixed: if Alizé Cornet, Caroline Garcia and Richard Gasquet made it through the first round without incident, Ugo Hubert, Arthur Rinderknech and Benoît Paire have already put their rackets away.

Daniil Medvedev expeditious

Daniil Medvedev, number two in the world, did not go into details against Argentine Facundo Bagnis, defeated 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in just 1h40.

Daniil Medvedev did not drag on the Suzanne-Lenglen court, against the Argentine Facundo Bagnis (98th). The Russian won (6-2, 6-2, 6-2) in just 1 hour 40 minutes. Operated on for a hernia in early April, Medvedev arrived at Roland-Garros without milestones because he only played one match on clay this season , a loss in Geneva to Richard Gasquet. And clay is far from his favorite surface, he who only won his first match at Auteuil in 2021. But his ball coverage and tactical sense always make him formidable, Bagnis can attest to that, he who often seemed completely overwhelmed at this encounter. .

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Alizé Cornet and Caroloine García exactly on the date…

In a one-sided match, Alizé Cornet (40Y in the WTA ranking) dominated 6-2, 6-0, at the beginning of the day on the Philippe-Chatrier court, the Japanese Misaki Doi (98Y). More powerful, la Niçoise largely dominated her opponent from the back of the court, in a match that quickly turned into a demonstration.

I haven’t had this much fun on clay in a long time.”, said Alizé Cornet after the meeting at the microphone of France Television. In the next round she will face the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, seed number 13, a test that she promises to be much more serious.

Caroline García (79th in the world), who had not played for two months and was abandoned in Miami, also exceeded the milestone of this first round. She dominated American Taylor Townsend (342nd) in straight sets (6-3, 6-4). “It is a very good victory for me. It’s been a while since I’ve played, it’s never easy to get to a Grand Slam without too many benchmarks, but I managed to stay solid and focused..

Another Frenchwoman in the race, Tessah Andrianjafitrimo, did not make it through this first round. But the 23-year-old, who had a wild card, took a set from Czech Karolina Pliskova, seeded eighth. She without demerit, she lost in three sets with a score of 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.

…just like Richard Gasquet…

On the Suzanne-Lenglen pitch, the biterrois (70°) dominated their match that began the day before and was interrupted by rain. He dominated South African Lloyd Harris (39th) to win in three sets (6-1, 6-3, 6-4) and 1h49 of play.

“It was important to win this second set, it gives me confidence for the future”stressed the Frenchman, 70th in the world, who is participating in his 19th Roland-Garros and who, last week, went to the semifinals of the Geneva tournament after notably beating Daniil Medevedev. “It’s great to be able to hold on. I hope I can continue to do so to go further in the tournament.”He concluded.

Ugo Humbert still can’t do it…

At the end of a marathon match of 3:49 on court number 7, Ugo Humbert (45th) ended up losing (6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 2-6) against El Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (61st). This duel between two 23-year-old players, big serve hitters in search of a first victory at the Porte d’Auteuil, gave rise to a great struggle, indecisive until the end.

After a visibly nervous first set, the Frenchman raised his level of play to lead two sets to one, but Ruusuvuori was more consistent and mentally stronger. This is the fourth time in four appearances that the Frenchman has lost in the first round of Roland-Garros.

… and also Arthur Rinderknech falls

Arthur Rinderknech, who also had to play his match for two days due to rain, will not see the second round either. He stumbled against Kazakh Alexander Bublik, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.

the number of the day

24 This is the number of double faults accumulated by Benoît Paire during his match against Belarusian Ilya Ivashka, 50th in the world. The Frenchman, who had declared before the Parisian tournament to have had a “Disastrous start to the season” and not be “Not (his) mentally great”lost in four sets and 2:36 of play (6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5), after a convincing third set and having wasted three balls in the fifth set.

The other results of the day.

Men’s Singles:

Holger Rune (Denmark) defeats Denis Shapovalov (Canada) 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (4)

Laslo Djere (Serbia) defeats Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

Sebastian Korda (USA) defeats John Millman (Australia) 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (8/6)

Alex Molcan (Slovakia) defeats Federico Coria (Argentina) 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Joao Sousa (Portugal) def. Tseng Chun Hsin (Taiwan) 6-7 (5/7), 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Lorenzo Sonego (Italy) defeats Peter Gojowczyk (Germany) 6-2, 6-2, 6-1

Henri Laaksonen (Switzerland) defeats Pedro Martínez (Spain) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/1)

Christian Garin (Chile) defeats Tommy Paul (United States) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3

Female Singles:

Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) defeats Lucia Bronzetti (Italy) 6-1, 6-4

Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) defeats Kamilla Rakhimova (Russia) 6-4, 6-3

Danielle Collins (USA) defeats Viktoriya Tomova (Bulgaria) 6-0, 6-4

Katie Volynets (USA) defeats Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) defeats Arantxa Rus (Netherlands) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia) defeats Greet Minnen (Belgium) 7-5, 6-3

Irina Begu (Romania) defeats Jasmine Paolini (Italy) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10/5)

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