Roland-Garros 2021 LIVE: The French in the spotlight … while waiting for Nadal and Djokovic

Roland-Garros 2021 LIVE: The French in the spotlight … while waiting for Nadal and Djokovic
Roland-Garros 2021 LIVE: The French in the spotlight … while waiting for Nadal and Djokovic

2:19 p.m .: MONFILS TAKEN OVER

The French lost his break in advance in the second set.

  • Monfils – Ramos: 1-6, 4-4

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2.15 p.m .: KARATSEV IS GOING WELL

The Russian leads two rounds to nothing against the qualifier Jason Brooksby on court 8. Broken at the start of the third set, he broke in stride.

  • Karatsev – Brooksby : 6-3, 6-4, 1-2

14h03 : MONFILS A LE BREAK

La Monf ‘regains form on Lenglen: he leads 3-1, break in his pocket in the second set.

1:58 p.m .: BONZI STARTS

Another Frenchman on the court: Benjamin Bonzi who faces Facundo Bagnis.

13h54: BARTY DEBUTE

The world No. 1 begins her tournament at the Central against the American Bernarda Pera, a player who likes ocher. Watch out for the 1st trick trap.

13h48 : AUGER-ALIASSIME DEBUTE

The Canadian opens his tournament against veteran Andreas Seppi. Released in qualifying in 2018, absent in 2019, beaten in the 1st round in 2020: the 21st in the world is looking for his first big table success at Roland Garros.

  • Auger-Aliassime – Seppi : 1-1

“There are 9.5 chances out of 10 that it will match between Auger-Aliassime and Toni Nadal”

1:44 p.m .: MONFILS LOSES THE 1ST SET

It was a nightmare for Monfils this 1st set. The Frenchman was largely dominated by a Ramos who gives nothing.

13:42: RUBLEV, BAD START

The Russian, quarter-finalist in 2020, lost the first set against Jan-Lennard Struff on the 14. Not ideal to face the German in the first round.

  • Struff – Rublev: 6-3, 0-1

13:40: THE FIRST QUALIFIED OF THE MEN’S PANEL

The first is a former semi-finalist, it is Marco Cecchinato, winner of Uchiyama in 4 sets (3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4).

The second is named Alex De Minaur, who dominated Stefano Travaglia in three sets (6-2, 6-4, 7-6).

13:38: HUMBERT WINS THE 3RD SET

The 29th in the world relaxed in the third set he has just pocketed on the Simonne-Mathieu court.

  • Humbert – Berankis: 4-6, 4-6, 4-1
  • The stat: 4 unforced errors for Humbert in this 3rd set

13:36: MONFILS, BAD START

The Frenchman had a break point in his match against Albert Ramos, but he is now behind.

13:34: RETURN TO THE OSAKA POLEMIQUE

The Terre Débattue podcast debated precisely about the world No. 2, who withdrew from the tournament on Monday evening.

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13h27: SVITOLINA “REASSURED” BY HER VICTORY

The 5th in the world spoke at the microphone of Fabrice Santoro after her victory against Océane Babel.

I am delighted with this victory. She reassures me. It’s a gift to be there, it’s good and there is an audience.”

About her opponent she gave this little advice, take some experience

I think it’s a story of experience, over tournaments and years. I was in the same situation a few years ago. But she managed to break free in the second set. “

1:25 p.m .: END FOR BABEL

The Frenchwoman put on a good figure on her Roland Garros debut, but Elina Svitolina was too strong an opponent to hope for better. She lost in two sets: 6-2, 7-5.

1:21 p.m .: HUMBERT IS BETTER

The French lead 4-1 in the third set against Ricardas Berankis on Simonne-Mathieu.

  • Humbert – Berankis: 4-6, 4-6, 4-1

13h19: SVITOLINA COLLECTS IN THE 2ND SET

Led 5-2, the Ukrainian has just recovered her handicap in the second set against the young Frenchwoman Océane Babel, who is discovering the tournament.

13h11: MONFILS ARRIVES ON THE LENGLEN

The French, still in search of sensations this season, and only winner of a single match since the Covid cut of 2020, begins his tournament against Albert Ramos on the Suzanne-Lenglen.

1:04 p.m .: HUMBERT LOSES THE SECOND SET

Dominated in the first round, Ugo Humbert has just conceded the second set against Ricardas Berankis (93rd ATP). The Litunanian leads 6-4, 6-4.

12.58 p.m .: MONFILS WILL ENTER THE COURT SUZANNE-LENGLEN

After Fiona Ferro’s victory against En-Shuo Liang, it’s Gaël Monfils’ turn to enter the arena. The number 14 seed faces Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas (38th in the ATP ranking).

12.55 p.m .: FERRO THANKS THE PUBLIC

Thanks to you“. Fiona Ferro thanked the court audience Suzanne-Lenglen on Tuesday after her victory over En-Shuo Liang. The French player will face Jennifer Brady (14th in the WTA rankings) in the next round.

12.50 p.m .: GAME, SET AND MATCH FERRO

Fiona Ferro makes the break at the best of times and beats En-Shuo Liang (6-1, 1-6, 6-4). The Frenchwoman validates her ticket for the second round.

12.45 p.m .: FERRO IN FRONT OF THE THIRD SET

Fiona Ferro won her face-off and now leads 5-4 in the third set. Service to follow for En-Shuo Liang (6-1, 1-6, 5-4).

12H11 : HUMBERT CONCEDE LE PREMIER SET

Berankis – Humbert: 6-4

Another black day at Roland Garros for the French? While Fiona Ferro has to fight on Lenglen, Ugo Humbert gave up the first round at Ricardas Berankis.

12H08 : BABEL VA DEBUTER A ROLAND-GARROS

The young Océane Babel, only 17 years old, was invited to the big table at Roland-Garros this year. The draw spoiled her since by facing Elina Svitolina, the number 5 seed, she will also discover the Philippe-Chatrier court. The match will start in a few moments.

12:03 PM: THE CHRONICLE OF BERTRAND MILLIARD: LIFTING AND NOSTALGIA IN ROLAND

Every morning, Bertrand Milliard makes you experience the Parisian fortnight in his own way. This Tuesday for his second column, he looks at the renovation of Roland-Garros. With a touch of nostalgia.

A general view of the outside courts showing the new courts six and eight in the background and seven and nine in the foreground with Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain

Credit: Getty Images

12:01 PM: LIANG RETURNS TO A SET EVERYWHERE IN FRONT OF FERRO

Ferro – Liang : 6-1, 1-6

Situation completely reversed on the Suzanne-Lenglen court where Fiona Ferro had largely dominated the first round before seeing her opponent, the Taiwanese Liang, do the same in the second.

11H57 : QUALIFICATION EXPRESS DE LI

Li – Gasparyan: 6-0, 6-1

She could have inflicted a double bubble on her opponent but Ann Li failed to convert her first two match points and had to wait for her serve game to conclude in two sets and 47 minutes. She will face Océane Babel or Elina Svitolina (N.5) in the next round.

11:54 AM: SECOND HARD SET FOR FERRO

Ferro – Liang : 6-1, 1-4

The easily won first round raised hopes of an easy match for Fiona Ferro. This is not the case since the Frenchwoman is jostled in the second set by Liang. Ferro suffered in particular when serving and made too many mistakes.

11:40 am: A POINT ON THE SCORES

  • Ferro – Liang : 6-1, 0-1
  • Humbert (N.29) – Berankis: 0-1
  • De Minaur (N.21) – Work: 5-1
  • Sevastova – Brady (N.13): 3-3
  • Putintseva – Jabbeur (N.25): 4-3
  • Li – Gasparyan: 6-0, 2-0
  • Paolini – Voegele : 4-4
  • Ymer – Carballes Baena: 3-2
  • Bara – Sharma: 5-4
  • Uchiyama – Cecchinato: 5-2
  • Sakkari (N.17) – Zavatska: 3-3

11:34 AM: START OF THE MATCH FOR HUMBERT

A suspicious vehicle delayed the start of the matches on the Simonne-Mathieu but it is now gone between Humbert and Berankis.

11H33 : PREMIER SET FIONA FERRO !

Ferro – Liang : 6-1

The Frenchwoman held her serve to conclude the first round against Liang. It’s a great start for the French number one in the WTA rankings.

Fiona Ferro – Roland Garros 2020

Credit: Getty Images

11:29 am: 6-0 IN 17 MINUTES, LI IS NOT DRAGGING!

Li – Gaspryan: 6-0

It goes on Court n ° 7 where Ann Li, the American, has already pocketed the first round. She put a scathing 6-0 in 17 minutes to the Russian, Margarita Gasparyan.

11:25 am: “OSAKA? SHE IS KICKING A BULLET IN THE FOOT”

In “Terre Débattue”, our consultants and journalists discussed Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the tournament.

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11:20 am: THE PUBLIC ENTERS THE SIMONNE-MATHIEU

The players should follow.

11:16 AM: EXCELLENT START FOR FIONA FERRO

Ferro – Liang : 3-0

Only seven minutes of play and already a break and a lead of 3 games to 0 for Fiona Ferro against the Taiwanese, Liang, on the Suzanne-Lenglen court.

11:13 am: HUMBERT AND BERANKIS TOWARDS THE COURT

According to Amazon, Ugo Humbert and Ricardas Berankis have come out of the locker room. Any hint on the start of the match very soon? As a reminder, it was postponed following the intervention of the police on a suspicious vehicle parked not far from the Roland-Garros enclosure.

11:08 AM: IT’S GO!

Fiona Ferro is working on the Suzanne-Lenglen!

11:02 AM: THE DELAYED MATCHES ON SIMONNE-MATHIEU?

10.55 a.m .: 11.00 a.m.

  • Suzanne-Lenglen: Ferro-Liang
  • Simonne-Mathieu: Humbert (N.29) – Berankis
  • Court n ° 6: De Minaur (N.21) – Travaglia
  • Court n°7 : Sevastova – Brady (N.13)
  • Court n ° 8: Putintseva – Jabbeur (N.25)
  • Court n°9 : Li – Gasparyan
  • Court n°10 : Paolini – Voegele
  • Court n ° 11: Ymer – Carballes Baena
  • Court n°12 : Bara – Sharma
  • Court n ° 13: Uchiyama – Cecchinato
  • Court n ° 14: Sakkari (N.17) – Zavatska

10:51 AM: OUR PODCAST “LAND DEBATTUE”, EPISODE 2

Every day, our consultants and journalists discuss the news of the French Open in “Terre Débattue”. This Tuesday, it is obviously still a question of Naomi Osaka, but also of the night session and the Gaston-Gasquet match.

Debated Earth, episode 2

10:45 am: HELLO ALL!

To follow the third day of Roland-Garros 2021, you are in the right place! On the program this Tuesday, eleven French and French women (Babel, Ferro, Monfils, Gaston, Gasquet, Humbert, Mladenovic, Mannarino, Pouille, Bonzi, Paquet). Also to be followed, Rafael Nadal facing Alexei Popyrin and, in the night session, Novak Djokovic who will be battling Tennys Sandgren. In my female table, Ashleigh Barty, the world number one, makes her entry into contention against Bernarda Pera.

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