If the phenomenon Carlos Alcaraz (n ° 6) and the German Alexander Zverev (n ° 3) each had to delete a match point to qualify for the 3rd day of the Roland-Garros tournament, the 4th day of the main table, played on Wednesday in front of a young audience – children’s day obliges – was much calmer for the other favorites, Djokovic and Nadal. On the French side, the young Diane Parry was the only one – out of five registered – to win her sesame for the 3rd round.
The performance: Diane Parry in the 3rd round
The great adventure continues for Diane Parry. The 19-year-old Frenchwoman, who made a sensation in the first round by eliminating the Czech Barbora Krejcikova, world number 2 and defending champion, easily qualified for the 3rd round of the dominant Paris tournament in 2 sets (6 – 3, 6-3) The Colombian Camila Osorio. Save a day when the French camp saw its heads fall into the sawdust of disappointment one after another, from Elsa Jacquemot running from 11 a.m. to Corentin Moutet, who closed the day during the night session at the Central before Christmas. , through Grégoire Barrère and Richard Gasquet.
Thanks to the young TC Boulogne-Billancourt player, there will be a Frenchwoman on the 3rd day of Roland-Garros. It will be a novelty for Parry to face the American Sloane Stephens, a finalist in Paris in 2018. “I wanted to thank the audience that supports me in every match. It motivates me to give my best every time and come back, savored the Frenchwoman, number 97 player in the world, after the game. I have no intention of stopping here. It’s pure bliss to be in the 3rd round of this tournament which is my favorite tournament. I hope to get as far as possible. »
The protagonists: Djoko and Nadal come out
Uneasy about the presence of his iconic former coach, Marian Vajda, now in the box of the Slovak Alex Molcan (n ° 38), Novak Djokovic had fun with his rival, devastated in 3 sets (6-2, 6- 3). , 7-6 (7/4)) in 2:15 of play. 7 days ago and lost the final against Alcaraz in Madrid on May 7. In the next round he will face the Slovenian Aljaz Bedene, 195th in the world. An obstacle within his reach.
During the night session, Rafael Nadal, visibly relieved of his foot pain, was ruthless with Corentin Moutet, number 139 in the world and who fell in the previous round of the return of Stan Wawrinka. Despite strong resistance against his child idol, the 23-year-old Frenchman was unable to do anything to stop the Iberian from advancing. He was defeated in three sets (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) and in 2 hours and 9 minutes of play. The Spaniard won his 300th Grand Slam victory and is still in the race for winning the 14th title at Roland. -Cars. He will face Dutchman Botic van de Zanschulp (29th) to advance to 8th.
The comeback: Alcaraz overthrows Albert Ramos
The fratricidal duel between Spaniards fulfilled all their promises and ended with an incredible comeback from Carlos Alcaraz. Except for 2 sets to 1, the new terror of the tennis courts even had to save a match point in the 4th set before delivering the push to its rival during a decisive and long and uncertain set (6-1, 6 -7). 5-7, 7-6 , 6-4). Despite this scare, Alcaraz will be there for the 3rd round where he will face the American Sebastian Korda who defeated Richard Gasquet.
The number: 1.
Like the number of match points saved by Alexander Zverev (3rd in the world) against the Argentine Sebastian Baez (36th). Led by 2-6, 4-6, the 2021 semifinalist returned to his opponent for a breathless final round. The Olympic champion of Tokyo rejected a match point in his service with a 4-5 before continuing with three games to get his ticket for the third round (2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6 – 2, 7-5).
The flop: the first seeds of the female table
It’s a real disaster. It’s not good to hold the number one seed in this year’s women’s draw. After Barbora Krejcikova (No. 2), Anett Kontaveit (No. 5), Ons Jabeur (No. 6) and Garbine Muguruza (No. 10), two other series leaders left the Paris adventure on Wednesday. Greece’s Maria Sakkari (No. 3 in the world) and Britain’s Emma Raducanu (No. 12) -surprisingly winning the US Open in 2021- were eliminated respectively by Czech Karolina Muchova (81st) (7-6). (7/5).), 7-6 (7/4)) and Belarus under neutral flag Aliaksandra Sasnovich (47th) (3-6, 6-1, 6-1).
The phrase, “I had tears in my eyes.” Auger-Aliassime seeing the tribute to Tsonga
In February, Félix Auger-Aliassime showed no mercy during the second round of the Marseille Open 13 by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, defeated in 2 sets (7-6 (3), 6-2). On Tuesday, during the Central’s homage to his “youth idol,” he said, the 21-year-old Canadian was standing in front of his screen in his hotel room. February. He revealed this at a press conference on Wednesday after qualifying for the 3rd round of Roland-Garros. “It simply came to our notice then. I was watching this from home, I had tears in my eyes. It’s amazing to see players who loved retiring. I will feel the same when Rafa, Novak, Roger, these great players, stop. To me, it’s very moving. I think it was the right time. It could be seen that his body could no longer stand it. He gave it his all until the end, until his body told him to “stop.” He is an excellent player. I hope he stays in the tennis world and can see him often. »
The main results
Men’s Round 2 Individual Novak Djokovic (SRB / N.1) defeated Alex Molcan (SVK) 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4); Grigor Dimitrov (BUL / N.18) defeated Borna Coric (CRO) 6-0, 6-4, 6-3; Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN / N.9) beat Camilo Ugo (ARG) 6-0, 6-3, 6-4; Alexander Zverev (GER / N.3) defeated Sebastián Báez (ARG) 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5; John Isner (USA / N.23) defeated Gregoire Barrere 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5); Sebastian Korda (USA / N.27) defeated Richard Gasquet 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-3; Carlos Alcaraz (ESP / N.6) defeated Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-1, 6-7 (7/9), 5-7, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4; Defeats Rafael Nadal (ESP / N.5). Corentin Moutet 6-3, 6-1, 6-4
2nd round (women’s singles): Angelique Kerber (GER / N.21) defeated Elsa Jacquemot 6-1, 7-6 (7/2); Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) defeated Emma Raducanu (GBR / N.12) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1; Karolína Muchová (CZE) defeated Maria Sakkari (GRE / N.4) 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4); Elise Mertens (BEL / N.31) surpasses Marie Bouzková (CZE) (ski pass); Cori Gauff (USA / N.18) defeated Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-1, 7-6 (7/4); Victoria Azarenka (BLR / N.15) defeated Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-1, 7-6 (7/3); Sloane Stephens (USA) defeated Sorana Cirstea (ROM / N.26) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0; Diane Parry beat Maria Camila Osorio (COL) 6-3, 6-3