Djokovic: ‘Credit to Aleks…he will go far’ – after defeating Kovacevic in French Open
Monday at Roland Garros saw Novak Djokovic and Cameron Norrie start their bids with first-round victories, while in the women’s singles it was home favourite and No 5 seed Caroline Garcia who made a winning start.
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Daniil Medvedev drops first set to qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild
Thiago Seyboth Wild has come out swinging and Daniil Medvedev has some thinking to do. A brilliant start from the Brazilian, who played the much more consistent tennis in that set, using his forehand powerfully to keep Medvedev on the defensive. The qualifier takes it 7-5 in the tie break.
Harry Latham-Coyle30 May 2023 13:40
Thiago Seyboth Wild 6-6 Daniil Medvedev
Two more holds and into a tie-break we hurry. Based on the match flow so far, that might suit Seyboth Wild, who’ll serve first once the wind stops gusting.
Harry Latham-Coyle30 May 2023 13:32
Thiago Seyboth Wild 5-5 Daniil Medvedev
A bit better from Medvedev on Philippe-Chatrier, asking the crowd to lift with him as he ensures this set goes deeper. Five apiece.
Harry Latham-Coyle30 May 2023 13:27
Coco Gauff loses first set
It was the final last year for Coco Gauff, but she faces a real fight to even get out of the first round this year, dropping the first set to Rebeka Marasova, ranked 71st in the world. Eight break points squandered by Gauff so far, with her forehand still a little too hit and miss. Work to be done…
Harry Latham-Coyle30 May 2023 13:24
Thiago Seyboth Wild 5-4 Daniil Medvedev
The Brazilian is having rather fewer issues on serve. He’s one game away from a one set lead.
Harry Latham-Coyle30 May 2023 13:20
Thiago Seyboth Wild 4-4 Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev’s first serve is just about keeping him alive, the Russian riding it save a couple of break points again to hold. Thiago Seyboth Wild is pouncing on anything short from the second seed, showing real conviction and skill in his stroke choices.
Elsewhere, Alexander Zverev is a set to the good against Lloyd Harris, emerging 8-6 on top after a first set tie break.
Harry Latham-Coyle30 May 2023 13:17
Thiago Seyboth Wild 3-3 Daniil Medvedev
Hmm. Something isn’t quite right with Daniil Medvedev. His second serve is all over the place, with the wind evident as his baggy white shirt flaps about, and there are a few errors in rally play, too. He denies Seyboth on two break points to salvage a hold.
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