1:20 p.m. : Jaber unbreaks. The Tunisian blows a big blow. After saving balls 5-2 in the 3rd set, the 6th player in the world equalized at 4-4 against Linette.
1:14 p.m. : As it starts to rain at Roland-Garros. For the moment, it works but for how long?
1:12 p.m. : On the side of the French, things are not going well for Barrère led 4-1 in the first set against the Japanese Daniel. On court 7, Carole Monnet has just started her match against the Czech Muchova.
1:10 p.m. : Jabeur is close to the exit. The Tunisian is trailing 5-2 in the 3rd set…
1:06 p.m .: A short tour and then leaves for Dominic Thiem. Beaten in three sets (6-3, 6-2, 6-4) by the Bolivian Dellien, the Austrian leaves Roland for the second year in a row. Sad streak for the former US Open winner and two-time tournament finalist in 2018 and 2019.
1:05 p.m .: Jabeur is in a panic. Linette has just broken in the 3rd set and leads 4-2. The improbable exit of the Tunisian from the first round is getting closer.
1:01 p.m. : It’s better for the American Sloane Stephens. The ex-finalist of the tournament (in 2018) has just equalized to a set everywhere against the German qualifier Niemeier.
12:54 p.m .: Ons Jabeur does not look calm at all in this 3rd set. The Tunisian shows signs of nervousness while the Polish Linette has just taken the advantage 2-1 in this decisive set. What if we already had the first big surprise of the fortnight?
12:52 p.m. : Second Frenchman of the day to compete, Grégoire Barrère has just started his match against the Japanese Daniel on court 14.
12:46 p.m. : Health walk for Dimitrov! The Bulgarian, seeded n°18, qualified for the second round whistling (6-1, 6-1, 6-1) against the American Giron.
12:43 p.m .: Ons Jabeur is in trouble on center court. The Tunisian, who is one of the favorites of the tournament, has just lost the second set in the tie-break against the Polish Magda Linette. A set everywhere between the two players.
12:37 : Dominic Thiem is in the middle of a nightmare. The former double finalist of the tournament (2018, 2019) is led two sets to nil and 2-1 in the 3rd set. It already feels like the exit for the Austrian who is not recovering from wrist surgery last year.
12:33 p.m .: And already a first French eliminated. Harmony Tan has just lost 6-4, 6-3 against Colombian Osorio. We just hope it’s not the first of a long series…
12:32 p.m. : Hi all. I take over from Nico for this lunch break
12:28 : We had forgotten about her by dint of frolicking from one court to another, but Ons Jabeur is not having fun on the central, facing the Polish Magda Linette, apparently well recovered from her physical concern. 5-5 in the second set.
12:23 p.m. : On court n°1, the American Sloane Stephens, former world n°3 and finalist at Roland-Garros in 2018, is not the best against the German qualifier Jule Niemeier. Stephens lost the first set (7-5) and leads 2-1 in the second.
12:19 p.m. : With one hand behind his back and a blindfold, Dimitrov leads 6-1, 6-1, 1-0 against Giron…
12:17 p.m. : Things are not getting better for Harmony Tan on court n°14. 4-6, 0-3…
12:16 p.m. : There it is, the first result of the final draw of Roland-Garros: the Romanian Cirstea dominates the German Maria in 1h04 and two sets (6-3, 6-3).
12:10 p.m. : Huge reaction from the Croatian Coric, who leads 2-0 in the second set after having conceded the first against the Spaniard Taberner (3-6) on court 13!!! So many emotions in these first round matches!!!
12:05 p.m .: And things are not getting better for Dominic Thiem, now led 6-3 and 2-0 by Hugo Dellien … A little sad all the same for a player who has never digested the first Grand Slam victory after which he ran for a long time (US Open 2020) before having physical problems.
12:03 : I interrupt the broadcast to report that my son finished the second 5 km walk of his life without any penalty under a convict dodger during the Interclubs in Rodez. Well done son!!! End of the interlude.
12:01 p.m .: Big quack for Harmony Tan. The Frenchwoman has just conceded her fourth game in a row and the first set in stride. 6-4 for the Colombian Osorio. We will have to react quickly so as not to leave Roland-Garros before the 1 p.m. news.
11:59 : On court n°9, the Spaniard Munar also won his first set, against the German Altmaier. In 42 minutes, the first pro from the Rafa Nadal Academy left only one game for his opponent.
11:55 a.m. : Barely did we keep our backs turned for 5 minutes when Harmony Tan got unbroken. She is led 5-4 by the Colombian Osorio after having conceded the last three games, service to follow for the French
11:54 am: And hop, 6-3 for Dellien against Thiem. It doesn’t smell very good for the Austrian woodcutter.
11:48 : Well, we’re not going to talk about it 10 times in this Roland-Garros so know that the Romanian Cirstea (seeded 26 anyway) won the first set against the German Maria (6-3) while the Slovenian Bedène (175th in the world) beat the New Zealander O’Connelle (wild-card) (6-2). You’re welcome.
11:46 : Linette is back. The match will be able to resume on the Chatrier, with a set delay for the Pole against the Tunisian.
11:14 a.m. : Huge battle in a well-filled court 14 between the Frenchwoman Tan and the Colombian Osorio… 4-3 for Harmony (yes, we are in tennis, we call everyone by their first name), always with a break of advance.
11:41 a.m. : 6-1 for the Dimitrov tractor which rolled over Giron in 29 minutes…
11:39 a.m .: A backhand from Linette in the net and it’s 6-3 for Jabeur. The Polish woman, visibly affected, called on the healers. She walks out limping a little.
11:38 : Popopo… The clenched fist of Jabeur after a wonderfully constructed point and concluded with a forehand that takes the line… The first set is soon in the pocket of the Tunisian.
11:36 a.m.: THE FIRST SWING OF THE FORTNIGHT. From France 3 to France 4 very quickly…
11:34 a.m .: How could I miss Harmony Tan’s start to the game??? I apologize to the family and the fans. The French wildcard leads 3-2 service to follow in the heat of court 14, against Colombian Camilia Osorio, 66th in the world.
11:32 a.m .: Break Dellien against Thiem … The greenest of tennis players is already in the hard (3-1).
11:29 a.m .: Jabeur breaks then confirms this time, despite a curious point where the Tunisian did not manage to conclude a smash on the net (4-2). The Chatrier public is currently as warm and numerous as for a Monaco – Lorient at Louis II.
11:26 a.m .: Grigor Dimitrov launched his game perfectly against the American Marcos Giron on court n°7. 3-0 for the former “Baby Federer” (who now bills 31 years old, anyway).
11:21 a.m. : Well, forget what I wrote 3 minutes ago. Linette has already broken (2-2).
11:18 am: Jabeur takes the break. After a difficult start, the Tunisian, seeded n°6, started the second against the Polish Linette (2-1).
11:12 a.m. : Well, Linette clearly did not come to Paris to play the victim. She distributes the loaves at the start of the game.
11:05 a.m. : Big attack of the day with in particular Ons Jabeur, immense favorite of the tournament in a world where Iga Swiatek does not exist, who will stick on the Chatrier the Polish Magda Linette. On the Simonne-Mathieu, Dominic Thiem (finalist here in 2018 and 2019) continues his resurrection operation after major physical problems against the Bolivian Hugo Dellien.
11 a.m.: HELLO TO EVERYONE!!! Here we are, it begins! The weather is (too) beautiful, all the French men and women are still in the running and the wildest hopes are allowed!!!
15 days of Roland-Garros, Iga Swiatek’s cinder blocks, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sakkari, Djokovic’s slides, popopopopololo… olééééé! Olas, whistles, sick atmospheres on court 14, rackets and shattered dreams. Exploits, surprises, sweat, earth everywhere, on the shoes, the socks, the elbows, the wrists and even the face. In the end, only one will remain. It won’t be up to you to decide, but you can still enjoy the show.
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