Paris, May 5 (ZXS) -- On May 29, the 5 French Open ushered in the second match day, and three Chinese men's singles players made a collective appearance, creating a historical moment for the Chinese men's tennis. Zhang Zhizhen made a historic breakthrough by defeating his opponent in the day's match, becoming the first Chinese mainland player to win the main draw of the men's singles at the French Open. The other two players, Wu Yixiang and Shang Juncheng, unfortunately stopped in the first round.
Zhang Zhizhen's opponent that day was Rajovic from Serbia, and the two had not fought before. Lajovic won back-to-back victories at the previous Banja Luka Open, eventually winning the title.
Zhang Zhizhen quickly got into shape in the first set match with Rajovic, directly playing a 3-0 mini-climax. Lajovic recovered a point in the fourth game, but Zhang Zhizhen did not give his opponent the slightest chance, and soon won three consecutive games and won the first set 4-3.
In the second set match between the two, Zhang Zhizhen still firmly controlled the situation on the court and won a 4:1 advantage. Rajovic chose to retire due to injury at this time. Zhang Zhizhen won the competition. After winning this victory, Zhang Zhizhen's instant world ranking rose to 59th. According to the current schedule, he will face Tyrant from Argentina in the next round.
China's 18-year-old Shang Juncheng previously advanced to the main tournament through the qualifying round. He faced Peru's Barillas on the day, losing three sets in a row after winning two straight and failing to win. He played well in the first two sets, winning 6-4, 6-2. Shang Juncheng's subsequent poor performance on the field was directly related to the decline in physical fitness. He lost three sets in a row 2:6, 3:6, 1:6 to lose 2:3 on aggregate.
Wu Yixiang faced Spain's 29th seed Agut on the 19th, he fought fiercely with his opponent in the first set and did not have the upper hand, but finally failed to win the tie-breaker and lost 6:7 (4). Wu Yixiang failed to perform at his proper level in the following matches, losing the last two sets 1-6 and stopping the first round.
In the men's singles match that day, Serbia's Congress's No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic and Spain's No. <> seed Alcaraz defeated their opponents to advance to the next round. (End)