The eliminations of the finalist outgoing and the number two French have marked a second day of the International of France, which is also illuminated by the beautiful story of the unknown argentine Marco Trungelliti.
To 19h50, the rain is coming disrupt the program at Roland-Garros. The matches have been terminated. The big favorite for the tournament Rafael Nadal is back to the locker room while he was leading two sets to nil (6-4, 6-3) and he was mauled 0-3 by Simone Bolelli, 129th worldwide, in the third… The Majorcan will attempt to finish the job Tuesday. Suspended in 2016, non-invited by 2017, the Russian Maria Sharapova had to get to grips face-to-Richel Hogenkamp on the Suzanne-Lenglen court. But his meeting has been postponed to Tuesday.
The ranking from Stan Wawrinka after Roland-Garros ! Winner of the International in 2015, runner-up last year, Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka has been eliminated from entry (2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 3-6) against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (67th in the world). After two surgeries of the left knee, the Swiss can’t do it anymore. It had not been eliminated at this stage of the competition in Paris in 2006 and 2014.
Arrived in Paris from Barcelona on Sunday evening after a nine hour car ride with the family, the unknown argentine Marco Trungelliti, 190e world and picked up last-minute, has passed for the first time the first round of a Grand Slam tournament, by dominating Bernard Tomic (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4).
On ac power, Novak Djokovic has not made a perfect copy of its entry in the running against Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Da Silva (134th). A success in three sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 and 2: 05 of the game and a few false notes in the score. Underdog of choice, Dominic Thiem chains. Only two days after his title won on the clay courts of lyon, he has dominated without shaking the qualified belarusian Ilya Ivashka (119th) (6-2, 6-4, 6-1).
It goes on and on and on… The head of series n°29,Kristina Mladenovic has left this Monday for a tournament, head down, slapped in the face by two sleeves by a solid Andrea Petkovic in two sets (7-6, 6-2) and 1h42 game. And yet the German 107th world, had won only two matches since the beginning of the season… This is the first time in six years that Mladenovic is leaving the tournament in the first round. Harder will be the fall for the leader of the Blue in the Fed Cup which should leave the Top 50 at the end of the fortnight.