After Monday's fireworks for French tennis (qualifiers of Moutet, Parry, Jacquemot and Jeanjean), and the quiet qualifiers of Nadal and Djokovic, this Tuesday marks the end of the first round with big names in French tennis coming take their last lap at Roland.
Come in here, Jo-Wilfried.
Except for a miracle in which almost no one believes, Tsonga should say goodbye this Tuesday at Roland-Garros.
At 37, the best French player of his generation will play the last match of his career at the Central.
Against the Norwegian Casper Ruud, seeded n°8, we just hope that the Frenchman, who has not won a match for six months, will not be too ridiculous.
But the beautiful story has already been written for a long time, all that remains is to make a success of the exit.
And thank you for everything Joe.
Given his results at Roland where he never shone, we hesitated to place Daniil Medvedev without this category.
But the world number 2, winner of the last US Open and finalist of the Australian Open is still quite a client, especially against Bagnis, his Argentinian opponent of the day, who has never really excelled on clay.
Tournament underdogs like Shapovalov or Sinner will also start their tournament.
Among the ladies, we will closely watch the entry into the running of Paulo Badosa, seeded n°3, opposed on the Central to the Frenchwoman Fiona Ferro.
Tournament underdogs like Shapovalov.
The French of the day
They came, they are all there or almost.
No less than fifteen French people will be in the running this Tuesday for the end of the first round.
If Tsonga and Simon will probably make their last lap there, others hope to pass the course.
Among the men, Gaston, Mannarino, Humbert, Bonzi and Pouille will start their tournament.
Gasquet, Paire and Rinderknech will finish their matches interrupted Monday evening by the rain.
Among the girls, we will see Cornet, Garcia, Paquet, Ferro and Andrianjafitrimo.
A very rich program with no doubt many disappointments at the finish but miracles exist in French tennis, at least until the second round.
After Monday's rain which delayed several matches, we should have a slightly drier day but without much sun a priori.
On the other hand, we are going to freeze them well for the period with 13 degrees in the morning and a small 17 degrees in the afternoon.
Small wool recommended.
The daring prediction of the day
It will be necessary to wait for the beginning of the evening to take advantage of it but the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Lorenzo Musetti is already envy.
Finalist last year, the Greek is clearly one of the favorites of the tournament but beware, the Italian is the type to drive his opponent crazy.
Eighth finalist last year, the 20-year-old is a very good clay court player.
And as Tsitsipas is the style to unpin when things are not going well, we would bet on the first big feat of the fortnight in the men's table.
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