Axel May//Photo credits: MATTHIEU MIRVILLE / DPPI VIA AFP 07:18, May 26, 2023

This Friday marks the end of the qualifying matches for Roland-Garros. The Tournament starts this Sunday and in Paris the public is already present to enjoy the festivities.

At Roland-Garros, qualifying ends this Friday. The draw for the first matches of the tournament, which begins on Sunday, took place on Thursday. The stars have arrived in Paris to train and the public is already present in the aisles of Roland. Paris is preparing to live a fortnight under the sign of the little yellow ball.

"Everyone wants to go to Roland-Garros"

The sun, the clay and the clamour of the public! All week, the qualifying matches went on. Coming as a neighbor, this young woman already has the impression that Roland-Garros has fully started: "Oh yes, totally! Everyone is at their best and wants to go to Roland-Garros, it's great!"

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The international stars have arrived in the capital. The defending champion Iga Swiatek, Novak Djokovic who is aiming for a 23rd Grand Slam title or the Spanish nugget Carlos Alcaraz.

Five Frenchmen in the spotlight

Double finalist at Roland-Garros, Austrian Dominic Thiem gives his first impressions of Paris: "I think it's already my tenth time. But I'm always happy to be here. It's one of my favourite tournaments, I hope I can do better than the last two years."

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It's been two years since Dominic Thiem lost in the first round. This Friday, end of qualifying, they are still five French still to be able to imitate Lucas Pouille who won Thursday his ticket for Roland-Garros and who even had the right in the locker room to a guard of honor of ball collectors!