French Open roundup: Swiatek, Nadal, Djokovic on day 2 | Tennis News

Day two at Roland Garros features a great line-up at Court Philippe Chatrier, with matches involving No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek and defending champion Barbora Krejickova kicking things off in the afternoon. They will be followed in the main stadium by 13-time champion Rafael Nadal. And Novak Djokovic will wrap things up in the night session as he opens his 2021 title defense as the No. 1 seed. It’s a good thing Chatrier now has a retractable roof, because there’s lots of rain in the forecast. Other big names in action on other courts include defending US Open champion Emma Raducanu and four-time major champion Naomi Osaka, who takes on the woman who beat her at the Australian Open in January, American Amanda Anisimova.


Rain all day. High of 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius).


Women’s First Round: Magda Linette beat No. 6 Ons Jabeur 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5; Kaia Kanepi beat No. 10 Garbiñe Muguruza 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; No. 18 Coco Gauff defeated Rebecca Marino 7-5, 6-0.

Men’s first round: Hugo Dellien beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-2, 6-4; Number 6 Carlos Alcaraz beat Juan Ignacio Londero 6-4, 6-2, 6-0; Number 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Juan Pablo Varillas 2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.


7-6 (10-5) – The fifth-set scoreline of Argentine qualifier Camilo Ugo Carabelli’s win over Aslan Karatsev, marking the first time in French Open history that a deciding set was settled by a break of equality. There have never been tie-breakers used in the fifth sets of men’s matches or the third sets of women’s matches at Roland Garros until now; all four Grand Slams have agreed this year to tie-break first at 10-6 all in those deciding sets in the sport’s major events.


“I’m really happy with the performance in my first match at Philippe Chatrier and I hope to play more matches on this court.” — Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard considered a future tennis star.

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