The second day of the French Open was once again disrupted by rain and cold.
Bad weather delayed the start of the match at Roland Garros by two hours, except for those scheduled on the central thanks to the retractable roof.
Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem easily qualified in three sets for the second round for men.
Frenchman Corentin Moutet failed to win after the second longest match in Roland Garros history (6:05 am).
In the women's table, Serena Williams without a benchmark on clay this season has successfully entered as the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (world No. 6).
The latter's companion in town was less fortunate.
Frenchman Gaël Monfils fell by the wayside in the first round beaten by Alexander Bublik (6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3).
This is the Habs' worst performance on Parisian clay since a first round loss in 2005 for their first tournament.
A small tour and then goes for the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime seed number 19. The finalist of the tournaments of Rotterdam and Marseille this year fell on the 52nd world, the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (7-5, 6- 3, 6-3).
The recent 8 th US Open finalist admitted to being "disappointed and frustrated".
“I felt that I was not at the level.
I did not know how to adapt to the conditions and do the right thing.
It's a bit of a seesaw for me with a good American tour.
The marathon match between Frenchman Corentin Moutet (71st) and Italian Lorenzo Giustino (157th) is the second longest match in the history of the fortnight with 6:05 hours of play over two days.
The Habs lost in five sets 0-6, 7-6, 7-6, 2-6, 18-16.
Note that the last round lasted 3 hours!
The record is held by Fabrice Santoro who defeated his compatriot Arnaud Clément in 6:33 in 2004 (1st round).
He's almost there!
Corentin Moutet pulls out two winning shots to take the service of Giustino.
He will be used for the match!
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In the guest match, Frenchman Hugo Clément (238th worldwide) defeated his compatriot Maxime Janvier (204th) in three sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-3.
The 20-year-old left-hander from Toulouse wins his first Grand Slam victory after his failure in the first round of the Australian Open last January.
In the next round, the former N.2 world junior in 2018 will meet the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, 52nd in the world, scorer of the great Canadian prospect Felix Auger-Aliassime.
"I'm Austrian, I know what it's like to play in these cold conditions"
, winner of the last US Open about the difficult weather conditions in Paris after his victory in the 1st round over the Croatian Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.
Picture of the day
REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes
In search of a thirteenth coronation at Porte d'Auteuil, Rafael Nadal, who entered the Philippe-Chatrier center court masked, faced the Belarusian Egor Gerasimov (83rd in the world).
The Spaniard needed 2:05 and three innings (6-4, 6-4, 6-2).
A successful entry.
THE MAIN RESULTS
THE MAIN RESULTS
Men's singles (1st round):
7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-3
Yoshihito Nishioka (Jap) b.
Félix Auger-Aliassime (Can./N.19) 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
Dominic Thiem (AUT / N.3) b;
Marin Cilic (Cro) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
Michael Mmoh (EU) 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) b.
Fabio Fognini (Ita / N.14) 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-0
Rafael Nadal (Spain) b.
Egor Gerasimov (Blr) 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Alexander Bublik (Kaz) b.
6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
Ladies' singles (1st round):
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Ru) b.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus / N.28) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Kiki Bertens (PB / N.5) b.
Katarina Zavatska (Ukr.) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
Elina Svitolina (UKR / N.3) beats Varvara Gracheva (Rus) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4
Renata Zarazúa (Mex) b.
Christina McHale (USA) beats Karolína Muchová (Rep Tch / N.22) 6-2, 6-4
Petra Kvitová (Rep Tch / N.7) b.
Serena Williams (EU / N.6) b.
Kristie Ahn (EU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0