It's day 1, the one we remember… or not for that matter.

For this first day of Roland-Garros, the program is clearly not crazy (no Nadal, no Djoko, no Tsonga, no Mbappé) but we have still found something for you to spend a good Sunday on clay .

The poster of the day

It's not necessarily the match of the year, but it's clearly the attraction of the tournament.

After winning four tournaments this year and hitting Nadal and Djokovic on clay in Madrid, Carlos Alcaraz is one of the big favorites at Roland-Garros.

The 19-year-old Spaniard makes his debut in the tournament this Sunday on the Chatrier against the Argentinian Londero.

A priori, a formality but hey, you thought that Mbappé was going to stay in Paris you?

Everything is possible in sport.

Today's favorites

Apart from Alcaraz, Alexandre Zverev, 3rd in the world, will start his tournament on Lenglen against the Austrian Ofner.

Schwartzman, the little Argentinian, will challenge the Russian Kuznetsov.

Russians who also play this tournament under a neutral banner following the invasion of Ukraine.

The name of their country is not even mentioned in the official programs but hey at least they are welcome at Roland-Garros unlike at Wimbledon.

Among the ladies, it is the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, world number 6 and among the big favorites of the tournament, who will have the honor of opening this Roland-Garros 2022 on Sunday morning on the Chatrier against the Polish Magda Linette.

The French of the day

They are there, present in force and we will have to quickly take advantage of them because they risk disappearing quickly.

No less than six French people start their Roland-Garros this Sunday.

Among the girls, Clara Burel challenges the Japanese Sakkari on the Chatrier.

Kristina Mladenovic will try to regain her confidence against the Canadian Leylah Fernandez (seeded n°17).

Carole Monnet challenges the Czech Mukova and Harmony Tan is opposed to the Colombian Osorio.

On the men's side, Quentin Halys faces John Isner on the Lenglen and Grégoire Barrère plays against the Japanese Tara Daniel.

Today's weather

16 degrees in the morning, 22 in the afternoon, a priori no need for a sweater on the shoulders in the stands for this opening of Roland.

The sun will be there but not necessarily at its zenith like on Saturday.

The daring prediction of the day

Double finalist of Roland-Garros in 2018 and 2019, winner of the US Open and finalist of the Australian Open in 2020, Dominic Thiem is only a shadow of himself since a wrist operation the past year.

Released in the first round of Roland in 2021, the Austrian has not won a single tennis match for a year.

Opposed to the Bolivian Hugo Dellien, the ex-world number 3, now 194th at the ATP, could well find his modjo.


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  • Tennis

  • Roland Garros 2022

  • Carlos Alcaraz

  • Dominic Thiem

  • Kristina Mladenovic

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