Nadal, Djokovic and Alcaraz, the three monsters announced for this 2022 edition are all playing this Wednesday for the start of a second round in which five French people will try to continue the adventure.
The fan school poster of the day
Corentin Moutet recognizes it: playing Nadal on the center of Roland-Garros has always been a childhood dream.
Except that we are in real life and that the French, 139th player in the world, will be well opposed this Wednesday evening in night-session at the monument of Roland-Garros.
“I can't say he's my idol anymore, because I'm on the circuit, but I started playing tennis watching him play, I even imitated him when I was little.
When I was little, I slept with his tank top… And I imitated his serve, his forehand, everything. I'm not going to hide it, it's a huge pleasure to be able to play against him, ”confessed the player when he found out he was falling to the Spaniard in the second round.
Still, there is still a game to play and it must not be too ridiculous if Moutet wants to keep a good memory of this dream evening.
We expect a very heavy this Wednesday at Roland on the side of the favorites.
Besides Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz will also be on the courts.
The Serb challenges the Slovak Alex Molcan on the Lenglen.
As for the 19-year-old Spaniard, he will be opposed to his compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas on the Simonne-Mathieu in a duel of earthlings not so simple as that for the new genius of world tennis.
World number 3, Alexander Zverev will also be there with a match against the Argentinian Baez on the central.
Among the women, a little less headliners this Wednesday but we will note with attention the performance of the Briton Raducanu, winner in 2021 of the US Open, who will face the Belarusian Sasnovich.
The French of the day
The first round is over and the number of French people is falling accordingly.
This Wednesday, five tricolors will be on the courts.
Among the men, Richard Gasquet, who looks in great shape, will have a first real test against the American Korda, seeded n°27.
As said above, Corentin Moutet will challenge Nadal and Grégoire Barrère faces the American John Isner.
Among the girls, the new French sensation Diane Parry will try to confirm against the Colombian Osorio.
Finally, Elsa Jacquemot will open the ball on the center against the German Angélique Kerber, seeded n°21.
The rain which has (a little) delayed the program over the past few days is over, it's the return of the sun to Porte d'Auteuil.
But hey, no ignition either because the thermometer will not climb masses with a small 13 degrees in the morning and 19 degrees in the afternoon.
The daring tip of the day
Does the 209th player in the world have a chance of hitting the No. 23 seed.
Well, yes ladies and gentlemen!
Faced with the American John Isner, a very good server but limited for the rest, Grégoire Barrère has a real shot to play.
Confident for a month, the 28-year-old is likely to reach the third round of Roland-Garros for the first time in his career.
In any case, we believe in it.
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