Cameron Norrie once again played the role of the villain, defeating his second French opponent, this time Lucas Pouille, and reaching the third round at Roland Garros.
After his five-set win over Benoit Paire, Norrie had a far more comfortable time with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Pouille and set up a duel with young Italian Lorenzo Musetti.
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz both made it through to the round of 32 without much concern but Caroline Garcia, the main home hope, is out.
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Nick Kyrgios will wake up happy after Thanasi Kokkinakis’ five-set win over Stan Wawrinka.
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Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova recently dominated the women’s doubles and wanted to win the fifth Grand Slam title in a row. So losing in the first round to Norway’s Ulrikke Eikeri and Japan’s Eri Hozumi came as a shock.
Men: Roberto Bautista Agut (19), Sebastian Korda (24)
Women: Caroline Garcia (5), Liudmila Samsonova (15), Yelena Ostapenko (17), Zheng Qinwen (19)
Defending women’s champion Iga Swiatek continues her fight for the third title in Paris against American Claire Liu.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina meets young Czech Linda Noskova, while Coco Gauff takes on Austrian Julia Grabher.
In the men’s draw, Gael Monfils’ withdrawal means Alexander Zverev plays Alex Molcan in the night’s session, while fourth-seeded Casper Ruud opens proceedings against Giulio Zeppieri.