The surprise eliminations in the first round of Roland Garros


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The surprise eliminations in the first round of Roland Garros

While leading tennis figures such as Nadal, Federer or Medvedev had victorious presentations at the French Open, there were others renowned players on Planet Tennis who said goodbye in the first round of the French tournament.

Dominic Thiem (4th) he was completely surprised on his debut. Pablo Andújar (68th) rallied two sets and knocked down the two-time finalist in Paris, in 2018 and 2019, for 6-4 in the fifth to enter your name in the second instance of the contest. Another Top 10, Andrey Rublev (7th). also lost in five partials. Jan-Lennard Struff (42 °) defeated him 6-3, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 3-6 and 6-4, advanced to the round and will play opposite to the Argentine Facundo Bagnis.

David Goffin (13th) made his debut and farewell at the French Open. The former 7th in the world fell to the young Italian promise Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets. The result was 6-0, 7-5 and 7-6 (3) in favor of the 76th in the ranking. It is the second time in a row the Belgian lost in the first round of the tournament, since in the last edition his executioner was Jannik Sinner. Miami Masters 1000 Champion Hubert Hurkacz (20th) could not advance to the second instance of the championship after being out at the hands Botic van de Zandschulp, currently in the 154th position of the ladder. The Dutchman’s victory was in five sets, after losing the first two.

The number 21 of tennis, Felix Auger-Aliassime, was defeated in his presentation at Roland Garros. The experience of Andreas Seppi (98 °) He was present and the Canadian signed the exit in Paris thanks to the 6-3, 7-6 (8), 4-6 and 6-4 of his rival. Daniel Evans (27th) is another player who was quickly out of the running in the French capital. The British could not before him David Nalbandian’s pupil: Miomir Kecmanovic (48th), who won 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4 to advance to the second round. For its part, Lorenzo Sonego (28 °) he could not overcome the first day of Roland Garros either. The semifinalist of the last Masters 1000 in Rome fell in three sets against the South African and number 54 ° of the ranking Lloyd Harris.

Finally, two historic ones had bitter debuts in the Major Gallic. Jo-Wilfired Tsonga, currently ranked 77 but made the Top 5, lost with Yoshihito nishioka (57 °). The Japanese was superior to the local and beat it with partials of 6-4, 6-2, 3-6 and 7-6 (5). At the same time, Fernando Verdasco (99th and former 7th) could not before Philipp Kohlschreiber (132 °) and said goodbye to the tournament after falling in four sleeves.


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