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Updated 05/30/2021 at 6:52 p.m. –
Posted on 05/30/2021 at 10:13 a.m.

The first day of the French Open began at Roland Garros was marked by the elimination of the 2018 and 2019 finalist, Dominic Thiem who lost his entry this Sunday against the Spaniard Pablo Andujar (68th in the world) 4 -6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

🎾 Alexander Zverev got trapped by Oscar Otte in the first set. The world n ° 152 shows a variation which puts in big difficulty the seeded n ° 6 # RolandGarros🔥 Follow all the matches: https://t.co/2r5Z1AivZz pic.twitter.com/M1wGEVKT7N

🎾 Crazy scenario on court n ° 7! After having had 3 match points at 6-2 / 6-4 / 5-1, Dimitrov suffered an injury that prevented him from finishing the game. The Bulgarian was finally forced to retire at # RolandGarros.🔥 Follow all the matches: https://t.co/2r5Z1AivZz pic.twitter.com/fcd9BMJxQA

🎾 Huge surprise on the Philippe-Chatrier court with the elimination of the double finalist 🇦🇹 Dominic Thiem (seed number 4) by Pablo Andujar 🇪🇸 after five hung sets (4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6 -4, 6-4) 🔥 Follow all the matches: https://t.co/2r5Z1AivZz pic.twitter.com/E2d3rSHqYz

🎾 Incredible Pablo Andujar 🇪🇸 who wins a completely crazy fourth set (6-4) to push Dominic Thiem 🇦🇹 to play a perilous fifth set! ▶ Follow the match live: https://t.co/OePL4v27vU🔥 matches: https://t.co/2r5Z1AivZz pic.twitter.com/IZGiA5V0ml

Enzo Couacaud, 26, played the very first Sunday
match of his Grand Slam career. Baptism perfectly successful against Egor
Gerasimov (7-6, 6-4, 6-3). “The atmosphere was unique, great. Since the first
point of the match, I had chills everywhere to have encouragement,
songs, cries. It was a really great time. Already, replay with
public, we all missed it. On the Challenger circuit where I play the
Most of the time, there is really, really no one to have been able to race
in mind the whole match, it reassured me a little, relieved me of the stress. I have well
started and I was in my match, efficient. “

Seed 2 Naomi Osaka won against
the Romanian Patricia Maria Tig (63rd), this Sunday on the court
Philippe-Chatrier, (6-4, 7-6 [4]). Even though she announced on Wednesday her
intention to boycott the press during this tournament, she still replied
in the post-match interview on the court against Fabrice Santoro. And she said in a concise manner, “I have pretty good feelings. I hope the more I
I will play, the better I am on clay, I am working on it. It’s a
beautiful short. I only played two games here, one before the rooftop and one now,
so I hope that I will continue on this momentum. ”

🎾 🇫🇷 The surprising Enzo Couacaud wins the first match of his career at Roland Garros and qualifies for the second round by dominating the Belarusian Egor Gerasimov 🇧🇾 (7-6, 6-4, 6-3) 🔥 Follow all matches: https://t.co/2r5Z1AivZz pic.twitter.com/zKi58SLP81

Skipping into Round Two like… ⏭🇮🇹 @ fabiofogna opens his 14th career #RolandGarros with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 victory over 🇫🇷Gregoire Barrere. pic.twitter.com/mJvW7vpP2Z

Serena Williams will have the honor of the night premiere this Monday
at Roland Garros against the Romanian Irina Camelia Begu. Roger Federer
will make his entry into match n ° 3 on the Philippe Chatrier court against
Denis Istomin.

The program, this Monday (from 11 am). Court Philippe Chatrier:
Juvan (Slo) -Swiatek (Pol, 8); Bublik (Kaz) -Medvedev (Rus, 2);
Istomin (Ouz) -Federer (Sui, 8); S. Williams (USA, 7) -Begu (Jap).

Day 2 in the spotlight 🔦 @ iga_swiatek, @DaniilMedwed, @rogerfederer and @serenawilliams will be in action on Philippe-Chatrier court. The first evening session will take place.👉 https://t.co/Yae3ypqtWB#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/vrJrYqAPhR

🎾 🇫🇷 Second set for Enzo Couacaud who takes off against Belarusian Egor Gerasimov 🇧🇾 after 1h41 ‘of play (7-6, 6-4) ▶ Follow the match live: https://t.co/WcgG8mDJ8D matches: https://t.co/2r5Z1AivZz pic.twitter.com/UrX2Eji0WR

While leading 6-4, 2-1, the world number 1 threw in the towel against Coco Gauff, in the quarter-finals in Rome. The Australian, injured in the right arm, did not want to take a risk a few days before a tournament she won in 2019. A small wrong note in an almost perfect score. Winner of the WTA 500 in Stuttgart, then finalist in Madrid, Barty confirmed that she was as comfortable on ocher as on hard. She had already won two titles in 2021 on this surface in Melbourne and Miami. She made up for lost time after an almost white 2020 season, where she had preferred not to travel in the midst of a health crisis.

Winner of his first Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo, beaten by nothing in the Barcelona final by Rafael Nadal and in the quarterfinals in Rome by Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas has established himself as one of the players most capable of shaking up the Porte d’Auteuil hierarchy behind the Nadal-Djokovic duo. It remains to be seen in what state of freshness the Greek will approach the Parisian Grand Slam. The 5th in the world has thus decided to add the Lyon tournament to its copious program this week as a preparation for Roland-Garros.

Beaten in the second round in Monte-Carlo and Munich, he had a slow start to the season on gravel before taking off in Madrid. Author of a dream week, where he dominated three tops 10 in a row (Nadal, Thiem, Berrettini), Alexander Zverev won a fourth Masters 1000 in his career and recalled that he was a future world number one in power. Dominated by the German in their last three encounters, the last of which was in Madrid, Rafael the Spaniard set the record straight in Italy by dominating Zverev in two sets. Nevertheless, the latter has scored points and promises to be an outsider in Paris. Especially since he no longer seems to feed complexes in the Grand Slams (he was notably a finalist of the US Open 2020).

Ref: https://sport24.lefigaro.fr