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Djokovic, Swiatek, Moutet: 5 reasons to follow Roland-Garros this Monday


The world number one Swiatek will open the 2nd day on the Central, before Djokovic and Nadal, at night. Ten French on the track if the weather permits.

For the ten Blues on the track

Ten French people will make their entry into the running on Monday, including Richard Gasquet.

At a time when Simon and Tsonga are going to put away the rackets, the veteran, semi-finalist in Geneva last week, will have to have regained all his strength to face the South African Lloyd Harris (37th).

The guest Manuel Guinard (158th) who usually plays on the Challenger circuit (2nd division) will aim for the feat against the Briton Cameron Norrie (11th).

Arthur Rinderknech (65th) will aim for the perf 'against the whimsical Alexander Bublik (41st).

Benoît Paire, who announces that he wants to "

set fire

will try to reassure herself a little against the Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (50th) on the Simonne-Mathieu.

For her part, Diane Parry challenges Barbora Krejcikova on the Philippe-Chatrier court, The 96th in the world has nothing to lose against the defending champion.

Even if she has not played since her defeat in the 3rd round in Doha, due to an elbow injury, she will obviously be favored in the predictions against the young Frenchwoman.

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For Moutet against the ghost Wawrinka

Forfeited last year due to this left foot injury which kept him away from the courts for more than a year, Stan Wawrinka, now 257th in the world, lost to the 23-year-old left-hander in their only duel in January 2020, in the semi-finals, in Doha.

From there, to say that the Parisian, who fell to 139th place in the world, will be the favorite of this pretty poster, there is only one step … One certainty, the winner of the Franco-Swiss duel could find Rafael Nadal in the 2nd round.

The king of the earth is looking for a 14th title on Parisian soil.

For the first sold-out night session

It is the world number one Novak Djokovic who has the honors of the night session, the first of this 2022 edition, against the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka.

The first in the history of Roland-Garros which will be played without gauge, covid-19 obliges.

The Philippe Chatrier sounded very hollow last season between behind closed doors and a very small gauge.

Change of scenery expected Monday evening.

And the expected opportunity for the Serb to confirm his rise to power.

His title in Rome, the first since the Rolex Paris Masters last year, allows him to approach the defense of his title quite serenely.

Beginning of confirmation expected under the Chatrier spotlights.

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For Queen Swiatek

With an incredible series of 28 consecutive victories, Iga Swiatek arrives as the big favorite at Porte d'Auteuil.

This does not prevent her from keeping a low profile before facing Lesia Tsurenko this Monday in the opener: “

I'm just going to take match after match, as I did in previous tournaments.

I already have enough points and I'm happy with my last tournaments so my season is already a success for me


Hard to contradict her.

It remains to be seen how the surprise winner of 2020 will manage her ultra-favorite status…

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For the pretty clash Osaka - Anisimova

Naomi Osaka is not very comfortable on clay.

And behind the microphones.

The Japanese star had slipped away before his second round, following his refusal to speak to the press.

The former world number one has fallen in the rankings (to 80th place in the world) and has had to struggle with depressive episodes in recent months.

And she was not spoiled by the draw with Amanda Anisimova, seeded 27 and semi-finalist at Roland-Garros in 2019 and who remains on two quarter-finals in WTA 1000 in Madrid and Rome.

For her part, Osaka has only won a small match on clay in Madrid, disturbed by a painful Achilles tendon which has only allowed her to play two matches this season on ocher.... But her immense talent could make the difference.

Sunday's schedule

Court Philippe-Chatrier

Iga Swiatek (POL/1) - Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

Diane Parry (FRA) - Barbora Krejcikova (CZE/2)

Jordan Thompson (AUS) - Rafael Nadal (ESP/5)

(not before 8:45 p.m.) Novak Djokovic (SRB/1) - Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

Court Suzanne-Lenglen

Amanda Anisimova (USA/27) - Naomi Osaka (JPN)

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) - Corentin Moutet (FRA)

Anett Kontaveit (EST/5) - Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)

Lloyd Harris (RSA) - Richard Gasquet ( ENG)

Court Simonne-Mathieu

Océane Dodin (FRA) - Andrea Petkovic (GER)

Cameron Norrie (GBR/10) - Manuel Guinard (FRA)

Linda Noskova (CZE) - Emma Raducanu (GBR/12)

Benoît Paire (FRA) - Ilya Ivashka ( BLR)

Court 4

Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS/30) - Greet Minnen (BEL)

Court 6

Santiago Rodriguez (ARG) - Taylor Fritz (USA/13)

Léolia Jeanjean (FRA) - Nuria Parrizas (ESP)

Angelique Kerber (GER/21) - Magdalena Frech (POL)

Sebastian Korda (USA/27) - John Millman ( US)

Court 7

Bianca Andreescu (CAN) - Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL)

Daniel Evans (GBR/29) - Francisco Cerundolo (ARG)

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) - Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA)

Madison Keys (USA/22) - Anna Kalinskaya (RUS)

Court 8

Anna Bondar (HUN) - Petra Kvitova (CZE/32)

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO/22) - Maxime Cressy (USA)

Lin Zhu (CHN) - Veronika Kudermetova (RUS/29)

Cristian Garin (CHI) - Tommy Paul ( USA/30)

Court 13

Filip Krajinovic (SRB) - Reilly Opelka (USA/17)

Danka Kovinic (MNE) - Liudmila Samsonova (RUS/25)

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB/28) - Tomas Etcheverry (ARG)

Arantxa Rus (NED) - Elena Rybakina ( KAZ/16)

Court 14

Victoria Azarenka (BLR/15) - Ana Bogdan (ROU)

Heather Watson (GBR) - Elsa Jacquemot (FRA)

Attila Balazs (HUN) - Marin Cilic (CRO/20)

(not before 5:00 p.m.) Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) - Alexander Bublik (KAZ)

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-05-22

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