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Roland-Garros 2023: the program, the French in contention, the anecdote and the figure of Thursday, June 1st


Highlights: The fifth day of the Roland-Garros tournament begins with the continuation and end of the second round. Casper Ruud (No. 4) opposed to the young Italian Giulio Zeppieri (21 years old; 129th) in the men's draw. In the women's draw, Poland's Iga Swiatek started on the right foot after the alert following her retirement in the quarterfinals in Rome. Elena Rybakyna, who won the title in Rome, will face Czech Linda Noskova (50th)

Everything you need to know about the fifth day of the Roland-Garros tournament this Thursday with the continuation and end of the second round.

Who are the favourites?

After the surprise elimination of Daniil Medvedev, the bottom of the men's table opened abruptly. Casper Ruud (No. 4) opposed to the young Italian Giulio Zeppieri (21 years old; 129th), like Holger Rune (No. 6) who stands on the road of Gaël Monfils or Jannik Sinner (No. 8) opposed to the German Daniel Altmaier (79th) can advance serenely but must be wary of not seeing himself too beautiful, too early. The parts of paintings deprived of scarecrow sharpen ambitions. In the women's draw, Poland's Iga Swiatek (No. 1) started on the right foot after the alert following her retirement in the quarterfinals in Rome attacks the second step against the American Claire Liu (102nd). Elena Rybakyna (No. 4), who won the title in Rome, will face Czech Linda Noskova (50th).

To discover

  • Roland Garros Men's Singles
  • Roland Garros Women's Singles

Who are the Blues on the courts?

Most of the French players competing this Thursday will all wear the costume of "underdogs" (outsiders). Gaël Monfils once again has the honors of the night session. In front of him, the formidable Dane Holger Rune who is ready to face a stadium and a player ready to throw his last forces into the arm wrestling. Arthur Rinderknech, winner of Richard Gasquet will face the American Taylor Fritz (No. 9). Océane Dodin will be opposed to Ons Jabeur. She announces: "It is not by holding back my game that I will be able to win. I will try to have fun, enjoy and in the mindset of winning you never know what can happen. It's going to be a very tough match but I'm looking forward to it." Diane Parry will see the Russian prodigy Mirra Andreeva.

Today's program

Court Philippe-Chatrier (from 11:45)Giulio Zeppieri (ITA) - Casper Ruud (NOR/n°4)Iga Swiatek (POL/n°1) - Claire Liu (USA)Océane Dodin (FRA) - Ons Jabeur (TUN/n°7)

(not before 20:15)Holger Rune (DAN/n°6) - Gaël Monfils (FRA)

Court Suzanne-Lenglen, (from 11 am)

Elena Rybakina (KAZ/No. 4) - Linda Noskova (RTC)Jannik Sinner (ITA/No. 8) - Daniel Altmaier (GER)Julia Grabher (AUT) - Coco Gauff (USA/No. 6)Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) - Taylor Fritz (USA/No. 9)

Court Simonne-Mathieu (from 11 am)Kayla Day (USA) - Madison Keys (USA/n°20)Diane Parry (FRA) - Mirra Andreeva (RUS)Aslan Karatsev (RUS) - Frances Tiafoe (USA/n°12)(not before 17pm)Alexander Zverev (GER/n°22) - Alex Molcan (SLQ)

Court n°14 (from 11 am)Tomas Etcheverry (ARG) - Alex De Minaur (AUS/n°18)Bernarda Pera (USA) - Donna Vekic (CRO/n°22)Tommy Paul (USA/n°16) - Nicolas Jarry (CHI)Bianca Andreescu (CAN) - Emma Navarro (USA)

Court n°7, (from 11 am)Diana Shnaider (RUS) - Beatriz Haddad Maria (BRE/n°14)Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) - Grigor Dimitrov (BUL/n°28)Marcos Giron (USA) - Jiri Lehecka (RTC)Lauren Davis (USA) - Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

Court n°6 (from 11 am)Borna Coric (CRO/n°15) - Pedro Cachin (ARG)Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS/n°23) - Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER)Jasmine Paolini (ITA) - Olga Danilovic (SER)Francisco Cerundolo (ARG/23) - Yannick Hanfmann (GER)

Court n°9 (from 11am)Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) - Simona Waltert (SUI)Guido Pella (ARG) - Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRE)

Court n°12 (from 11am)Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) - Petra Martic (CRO)Rebecca Peterson (SWE) - Xiyu Wang (CHI)Thiago Agustin Tirante (ARG) - Zhizhen Zhang (CHI)

Court No. 13 (from 11 am)Anna Karilona Schmieldova (SVQ) - Aliona Bolsova (ESP)Yoshihito Nishioka (JAP/No. 27) - Max Purcell (AUS)Genaro Alberto Olivieri (ARG) - Andrea Vavassori (ITA)

The player who will be worth a look

Spectators will have every interest in rushing in the middle of the day on the Simonne-Mathieu court. Firstly because there will be Diane Parry on the court but also because the Frenchwoman will be opposed to one of the many rough diamonds of Russian tennis: the very young Mirra Andreeva. The 16-year-old qualifier (ranked 143rd in the WTA) plays in southern France. They have a record of 21 wins and 2 losses this season. She saw her first appearance in a large painting, with freshness and ambition. His first goal was to enter the Top 150 (143rd). Then: "Maybe it would be to win a Grand Slam tournament, the US Open. We'll see..."


The figure

38.291. This is the number of seats available at the Roland-Garros stadium, which has a total of 18 courts. 613,586 visitors were recorded last year over the three weeks of the event.

Today's anecdote

The longest clay-court match played at Roland Garros lasted 6 hours and 33 minutes at the 2004 France Open. Fabrice Santoro beat Arnaud Clément in the first round over two days: 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 16-14. It was the longest match in history until Wimbledon 2010 when John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut after 11 hours.

The expression of the day: "take a bagle"

Cashing in a bagel is not very glorious, it corresponds to a severe score of 6-0. This expression was coined by Bud Collins, an American journalist. It refers to the shape of the bagel, a bun of Polish origin with a shape of 0.

Source: lefigaro

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