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Roland-Garros: what to remember from the day of Tuesday May 24


The third day of Roland-Garros is the last of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s professional career: despite his courage, the 37-year-old Frenchman, ex-5th in the world, lost to the Norwegian Casper Ruud, seeded number 8 , in four rounds. At the end of the afternoon, the young Hugo Gaston, 74th in the world, eliminated the seeded 19, Alex de Minaur, at the end of the suspense.


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bows out on the Philippe-Chatrier center court. The 37-year-old Frenchman, ex-5th in the world at his best, lost as soon as he entered the fray against the Norwegian Casper Ruud, seeded number 8, in a match where he showed a lot of courage. Tsonga lost logically (6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 7-6). After winning the first round in the tie-break, the Manceau did not have the weapons to continue its momentum and ended up losing its first round in four sets. He had announced that he would end his professional career at the end of his tournament.

The management of Roland-Garros also pays a vibrant tribute to the Frenchman, applauded by his fans.

The last opponent of “Jo’s” career, Casper Ruud, also paid tribute to Manceau during his post-match speech.

Hugo Gaston comes out 20th in the world following a crazy match!

The young Frenchman Hugo Gaston, 74th in the world at 21, who had revealed himself at Roland-Garros in 2020, by rising to the round of 16, thrilled the many spectators of the Suzanne-Lenglen court by battling against the Australian Alex de Minaur, 20th player in the world and seeded 19 in the men’s draw. The two men were neck and neck in the decisive fifth set, and the Toulousain finally won in front of his many fans (4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 0-6, 7-6).

No feat for Chloé Paquet

After a crazy match, the French Chloé Paquet ended up losing against the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (6-2 / 3-6 / 6-4). But the native of Suresnes, 101st in the world, stood up to the 7th player in the world, for more than an hour and a half.

Puglia defeated in 4 sets

Lucas Pouille, 162nd in the world and guest, was eliminated Tuesday in the first round of Roland-Garros by the Czech Zdenek Kolar (134th and from qualifying) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. The Frenchman, ex-N.10 at the ATP and semi-finalist at the 2019 Australian Open, is chasing after his best level since having surgery on his right elbow in July 2020. moment pocketed only three successes in 2022 on the main circuit, for six defeats.

Winning return for Garcia

Caroline Garcia, away from the courts for two months due to a plantar aponeurosis in her right foot, reassured herself for her return to the circuit by beating American Taylor Townsend, 342nd in the world, 6 on Tuesday in the first round of Roland-Garros. -3, 6-4. The last match of the Frenchwoman, 79th in the world, dated back to March 22 in Miami and ended in an abandonment against Anna Bondar. Garcia then decided to forfeit Strasbourg last week and therefore arrived at Porte d’Auteuil without bearings on clay.

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But facing Townsend, who was also making her return to Paris for the first time since 2019 after giving birth to her first child last year, Garcia was able to make the difference at the important moments.

Gasquet validates his ticket, Humbert and Paire out of the entrance

Diverse fortune for Richard Gasquet, Benoit Paire and Ugo Humbert. First, the Biterrois, whose match had been interrupted Monday evening due to rain, continued on Tuesday on his good momentum from the day before against South African Lloyd Harris (39th) to easily qualify for the second round, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. However, the whimsical Benoit Paire lost to Ilya Ivashka on the Simonne-Mathieu court in four sets.

The French number 2 Ugo Humbert, 46th in the world but who is having a delicate season, also ended up giving in in the first round after leading two sets to one against the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (61st), winner 6-2, 2-6, 6 -7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2 Tuesday.

Cornet qualified in less than an hour

French number one Alizé Cornet (40th) spent less than an hour on the Philippe-Chatrier court to reach the second round of Roland-Garros at the expense of Japanese left-hander Misaki Doi (98th), swept 6-2, 6- 0 Tuesday noon. Victorious in 58 minutes, Cornet is the fourth French player to reach the first round, after Diane Parry, Elsa Jacquemot and Léolia Jeanjean the day before.

“I’m happy to have been here, it was a good match, I’m very happy to start with a good victory. What a pleasure to be back on the Philippe-Chatrier court, it’s my favorite in the world”, she appreciated. “I hope to play it again in the second round… Message to the organizers!”, She launched. Cornet will face the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, Porte d’Auteuil winner in 2017 and current 13th in the world.

Medvedev, 2nd in the world, in the second round

World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev made his debut at Roland Garros on Tuesday a week after returning from injury, beating Argentinian Facundo Bagnis, 103rd in the world, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. If his dry defeat in Geneva against Richard Gasquet had worried about the condition of the Russian, operated on for a hernia, his more than controlled match – evidenced by his 35 winning shots – reassured on Tuesday. This is only the second time that the ephemeral world No.1 (three weeks) has passed the first round of Roland-Garros as he himself joked on the court.

No miracle for Tessah Andrianjafitrimo

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo, 141st in the world, worried world No.8 Karolina Pliskova for a set before finally losing, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1, Tuesday in the first round of Roland-Garros. The 23-year-old Frenchwoman of Malagasy origin, who mainly plays on the secondary circuits (Challengers or ITF), was playing her first match in the main draw of a Grand Slam for five years. During her two previous appearances (Roland-Garros 2016 and 2017), she had already been taken out as soon as she entered the running. Beaten in qualifying during her five other participations in the Parisian Major, she had this year benefited from an invitation.

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Led two sets to zero, Tsitsipas manages in more than 3h30

Stefanos Tsitsipas, world N.4 and outgoing finalist, got out of the trap embodied by the young Italian Lorenzo Musetti (66th) after being led two sets to zero in the first round of Roland-Garros on Tuesday evening. At half past midnight, and after 3h34 min of the match, Tsitsipas had the last word 5-7, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.

“Things weren’t easy for me in the first two sets, I didn’t feel very good mentally, something was like disconnected,” he explained. “But I made a good effort.” Mentally “I was not there, I was somewhere else, and it frustrated me to feel like that in a first Grand Slam round”, he resumed. “My fighting spirit came back in the third set, I no longer had a choice”.

The Greek with blond curls had however made the best start by escaping 4 games to 1 in the first set.

Not only did Musetti come back, but he won ten of the next eleven games until leading 7-5, 4-0 in the second set, eventually pocketing 6-3 after a break from Tsitsipas. We’ve been playing for a little less than two hours when the twenty-year-old Italian finds himself in the same position as a year earlier, when he led two sets to zero against world No.1 Novak Djokovic, then in the round of 16. final, for his first Roland-Garros. He ended up giving up in the fifth set (6-7, (7/9), 6-7 (2/7), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0) against the Serb.

Simon offers himself an extension

Gilles Simon prolongs the pleasure: at 37 and for his last Roland-Garros, he emerged victorious on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in his first round match against the Spaniard Pablo Carreno (18th in the world) 6-4, 6- 4, 4-6, 1-6, 6-4 in 3h54. In a football stadium atmosphere created by a few hundred courageous supporters who braved the cold and the night, Simon emerged victorious from one of those extended matches of which he has the secret.

After winning the first two sets, he let himself get into a fifth set where he seemed to have to let go after the quick loss of his face-off. But he hung on, as usual, and, led 3-4, he lined up three games in a row, taking advantage of a double fault followed by a long unforced error from Carreno to win and give himself the right to face the American Steve Johnson (92nd) in the 2nd round.

The former world No.6, down to 158th place, announced on May 7 that his body was no longer able to keep up, he would end his 20-year career at the end of the year.

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