For this first day on Parisian clay, some twists and turns have already taken place.
Placed among the favorites of the tournament, the Tunisian Ons Jabeur was eliminated from the start.
For his part, Grégoire Barrère obtained the sixth victory of his career in Grand Slam, his second at Roland-Garros, by winning against Taro Daniel.
Here is a brief summary of the day.
Who else but him?
The new gem of tennis, and recent winner of the Madrid tournament, Carlos Alcaraz made an impression this Sunday at Roland-Garros.
For his entry into the running, the Spaniard played against Juan Ignacio Londero (6-4, 6-2, 6-0, in 1h50 of play), without necessarily being flamboyant.
Thanks to his very good forehand (28 points won), the Murcian did not force against the Argentinian, in front of an audience from Philippe-Chatrier completely committed to his cause.
“It's unique to play here.
It's one of the tournaments I watched when I was little and it's a pleasure and an honor for me to play on this court.
I had to adapt a bit at the start because he is tall”, analyzed the winner of the day after his victory.
Carlos Alcaraz greeted the public at Philippe-Chatrier after his victory against Juan Ignacio Londero.
This is the first Porte d'Auteuil thunderbolt.
One of the favorites for the coronation, and current sixth in the world, Ons Jabeur was eliminated (3-6, 7-6, 7-5) to everyone's surprise by Magda Linette (52nd in the world).
After winning the first round, the Tunisian, unrecognizable, missed everything, sometimes making gross mistakes.
The one who had announced before starting Roland-Garros "that it would be unacceptable not to be in the second week" must bite her fingers.
Especially since a few weeks ago she became the first Arab player to win a WTA 1000 by winning in Madrid.
The moment 🇹🇳 @Ons_Jabeur became the first Arab woman to claim a WTA title 🙌#VikingClassic pic.twitter.com/f53hWL998J
— wta (@WTA) June 20, 2021
The sentence: "I could have done the celebration of Kylian Mbappé"
And yes, even at Roland-Garros, the extension of the French striker is talking.
After beating the Japanese Taro Daniel (105th in the world) (3-6, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4), Grégoire Barrère paid tribute to the PSG winger.
“I am very happy and relieved that Kylian announced his decision yesterday (Saturday).
For my match today, I was calm.
I'm in a bit of a fight with my physical preparation which is for Real Madrid.
I told him that I could have done Kylian's celebration at the end of the match to finish him off, he would have been disgusted.
I did not dare”, explained the first (and the only one for the moment) French qualified for the second round of Roland-Garros.
A tribute that must have made the Parisian striker smile.
The number: 0
Like the number of Dominic Thiem's victories since May 2021. Back on the circuit at the end of March after wrist surgery and ten months off, the double Roland-Garros finalist and winner of the US Open 2020 is no longer only a shadow of himself since his return.
Dominic #Thiem since May 13, 2021:
➡️ 0 wins, 11 losses
➡️ 4 sets won, 23 sets conceded
↪️ Current series of 12 sets conceded
➡️ World No. 4 -> N °190 worldwide pic.twitter.com/Qda3LVE1xE
— Game, Set and Maths (@JeuSetMaths) May 22, 2022
And for his entry into the running at Porte d'Auteuil, the Austrian went out the back door against Hugo Dellien (6-3, 6-2, 6-4) on clay in Paris.
"I'm still looking for the right sensations but I'm far from it," explained the 194th in the world.
The main results
Results of the first day of Roland-Garros played this Sunday:
Men's singles (1st round): John Isner (USA / N.23) beats
(FRA) 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (8/ 6);
(FRA) defeats Taro Daniel (JPN) 3-6, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4;
Hugo Dellien (BOL) defeats Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4;
Karen Khachanov (RUS / N.21) defeats Nuno Borges (POR) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4;
Carlos Alcaraz (ESP / N.6) defeats Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) 6-4, 6-2, 6-0;
Pablo Cuevas (URU) beats Jenson Brooksby (USA / N.31) 6-2, 6-1, 6-2;
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL / N.18) defeats Marcos Giron (USA) 6-1, 6-1, 6-1;
Diego Schwartzman (ARG / N.15) beats Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2;
Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN / N.9) beats Juan Pablo Varillas (PER) 2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3;
Alexander Zverev (GER/N.3) defeats Sebastian Ofner (AUT) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.
Women's singles (1st round): Magda Linette (POL) beats Ons Jabeur (TUN / N.6) 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5;
Leylah Fernandez (CAN / N.17) defeats
(FRA) 6-0, 7-5;
Karolína Muchová (CZE) defeats
(FRA) 6-3, 6-3;
Maria Sakkari (GRE/N.4) defeats
(FRA) 6-2, 6-3;
Elise Mertens (BEL / N.31) defeats Gabriela Ruse (ROM) 6-3, 6-1;
Cori Gauff (USA/N.18) defeats Rebecca Marino (CAN) 7-5, 6-0;
Kaia Kanepi (EST) defeats Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP / N.10) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4;
María Camila Osorio (COL) defeats
(FRA) 6-4, 6-3.