The second round of the Roland-Garros tournament began on Wednesday, May 25th. The day was marked by the elimination of the British Emma Raducanu. Five French players were on the program. Three had to pack: Elsa Jacquemot, Grégoire Barrère and Richard Gasquet. Diane Parry, after eliminating the reigning champion in the first round, advanced to the table. Corentin Moutet was eliminated by the multiple winner of the French internationals, Rafael Nadal, in 2:12 of play (6-3, 6-1, 6-4).
- Heat strokes of the day
Alexander Zverev saw the exit door very close on Wednesday on the Philippe-Chatrier track. The German even saved a game point in the fifth set against Sebastian Baez (36i) who beat him in the first two rounds. But the third player in the world, an Olympic champion in Tokyo still looking for a first Grand Slam title, did not tremble when it came to serving.
The Argentine elf (1.70), had lost his chance: dominant, “Sascha” concluded from his first game point in opposing service. He will oppose on the 16ththey are finals to the winner of the match between the American Nakashima and the Dutch Griekspoor.
Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, the new headliner of world tennis, almost did not pass this second round. He ended up getting rid of his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 44i world, after five intense and tight sets (1-6, 7-6, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4).
- The failure of the day: Raducanu out!
France has always liked to see heads roll. This Wednesday is that ofEmma Raducanu (12i in the WTA rankings) that 47-year-old Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovichi world player (3-6, 6-1, 6-4). The Briton, the surprise winner of the 2021 US Open after leaving the standings, a first in a Grand Slam, has accumulated sports disappointments since then.
“I look forward to these great events”, he said, however, all smiles, on his arrival at the Porte d’Auteuil on Friday, May 20th. The 19-year-old, for whom it was her first appearance in Paris, will have a long time from here at Wimbledon (June 27 to July 11) to honor the ten advertising contracts that would bring her about 10 million. annual pounds (about 11.7 million euros).
- Headlines of the day
Novak Djokovic continues its walk Porte d’Auteuil. Three small sets in the first round, same pace in the second against 38-year-old Slovakian Alex Molcani world, defeated 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 at Suzanne-Lenglen despite a small alert in the last round. Serbian world number one will continue his “training” on Parisian clay on Friday against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene (195i world), who dismissed Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-4).
Maria Sakkari, in shape this season on clay (15 wins by four defeats on the surface), he saw his dreams of lifting the Suzanne-Lenglen Cup fly after his defeat to Czech Karolina Muchova (7-6, 7 -6). World No. 3, the Greek will not repeat last year’s performance at Roland Garros where she reached the semifinals (defeat against Barbora Krejcikova who will lift the trophy).
Felix Auger-Aliassime short work by Argentine Camilo Ugo Carabelli (6-0, 6-3, 6-4). It is true that, on paper, the struggle seemed uneven. The young Canadian, who was frightened when he snatched the Parisian ocher – a five-set classification against the Peruvian Rods – this time did not experience any delay in the ignition: a clear and undisputed victory. Auger-Aliassime, ninth in the ATP rankings, will face 16ththey are final to the winner of the Gojo-Krajinovic match. In short, another round of confrontation for the Quebec nugget.
Victoria Azarenka easily defeated German Andrea Petkovic in straight sets (6-1, 7-6) on Wednesday. The former Belarusian number one player in the world dropped to 15i place in the WTA rankings, will face in the next round the Swiss Jil Teichman, winner earlier in the day of the young Serbian Olga Danilovic (6-4, 6-1).
- Blues on the ground, with one exception
Diane Parry continues her momentum: 97i player of the world, who had achieved the feat of eliminating the reigning champion in the first round, qualified for the third by dismissing without shaking the Colombian Camila Osorio (66i) 6-3, 6-3. To try to climb 8they are in the final she will face the American Sloane Stephens (64i), a 2018 Roland-Garros finalist and winner of the 2017 U.S. Open.
The result of the day is less encouraging for the rest of the French. Victorious with tweezers against the Japanese Taro Daniel in the previous round, the French Gregoire Barrere he did not, this time, perform a miracle against the American John Isner and his overwhelming service. Defeat with honors (4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7) but for 210i world, which had benefited from Porte d’Auteuil, an invitation from the organizers.
It’s also over for Elsa Jacquemot in the courts of Roland-Garros. The 19-year-old Lyonnais pushed Germany’s Angélique Kerber, former world number one, into the decisive match of the second set, but ended up losing (6-1, 7-6) after more than two hours of play.
As for Richard Gasquet, 70i world, did not meet a great Sebastian Korda (30i), but nevertheless encountered the American obstacle without finding a solution. He lost 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-3,
That’s the number of aces “covered” by John Isner against Frenchman Grégoire Barrère on Wednesday. All but a surprise. Despite being 37 years old, the American giant, from a height of 2.08 m, is the king of exercise on the circuit. He had gone 27 in the previous round, one of which was flashing at 218 km / h, again against a Frenchman, Quentin Halys, who had given him 22 in return.
“This [m’a fait] something because when you’re little, you see, she was number 1 in the world and you say, “I’ll be in front of her,” obviously that doesn’t matter. “
Despite losing to Angelique Kerber, Frenchwoman Elsa Jacquemot found out she did “Pretty well run” her match against a former world number one whom she ” [regardait] on television when [elle était] small “.
- The other main results
2i single round men
Karen Khachanov (Russia) defeated Hugo Dellien (Bolivia) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3.
Cameron Norrie (Great Britain) defeated Jason Kubler (Australia) 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
Bernabe Zapata (Spain) defeats Taylor Fritz (USA) 3-6, 2-6, 2-6, 3-6
2i women in one go
Cori Gauff (USA) beat Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) 6-1, 7-6
Elise Mertens (Belgium) defeated Marie Bouzková (Czech Republic).
Jil Teichmann (Switzerland) defeated Olga Danilovic (Serbia) 6-4, 6-1.
Amanda Anisimova (USA) defeats Donna Vekic (Croatia) 6-4, 6-1