Europe 1 / Photo credits: MUSTAFA YALCIN / ANADOLU AGENCY / Anadolu Agency via AFP 10:00 am, June 01, 2023The second round of Roland-Garros ends this Thursday, in the absence of Gaël Monfils who declared forfeit this Wednesday. To follow on the center court the finalist of the 2022 edition, Casper Ruud, opposed to the Italian Giulio Zeppieri, and the world number 1 Iga Swiatek against Claire Liu. Follow the fifth day of the tournament on Europe 1, the official radio of Roland-Garros.
The spectators of Roland-Garros were waiting for him again, two days after his legendary match won at the end of the suspense against the Argentine Sebastian Baez. But France's Gaël Monfils will not play his second round this Thursday against Danish phenom Holger Rune, one of the main underdogs of the tournament. Instead of this enticing poster at night, the German Alexander Zverev will again tread the Philippe-Chatrier court, a year after his terrible injury against Rafael Nadal, against the Slovakian Alex Molcan who fell to Hugo Gaston in the first round.
Before that, the Norwegian finalist of the 2022 edition, Casper Ruud, will play his second-round match on the center against the Italian Giulio Zeppieri, before giving way to the world number 1 and great favorite in the ladies, the Polish Iga Swiatek, opposed to the American Claire Liu.
The main information:
- Continuation and end of the second round matches at Roland-Garros
- Gaël Monfils withdrew on Wednesday night
- Three Frenchmen will be to follow this Thursday: Diane Parry, Océane Dodin and Arthur Rinderknech
Diane Parry opposed to revelation Mirra Andreeva
In the absence of the Monf', three French players will carry the hopes of fans from all over France. Lille Océane Dodin will face Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, seeded 7, on Court Philippe-Chatrier in the third rotation. In parallel, Diane Parry will play the female revelation of these 2023 France Internationals, the young Russian Mirra Andreeva, just 16 years old and from qualifying.
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Finally, on the men's side, Arthur Rinderknech, winner of Richard Gasquet in the first round, will have a heavy challenge to meet against the American Taylor Fritz, seeded 9 and potential contender for the title Porte d'Auteuil. The native of Gassin in the Var is the last French chance in the men's singles tournament.