Zverev Wins In Straight Sets For Only Second Time At Roland Garros


"He has an 87.7 per cent chance to beat John Millman".

One more match point evaporated for a slightly rattled Osaka but a third did the job when Azarenka's return sailed long.

German Zverev comes into the first round tie after winning the Geneva Open this week. "But I think that's when you really need to - and you need to just keep grinding". "I had some good wins in the last couple weeks against top 10 players, so I feel that I'm ready to play against top players", Azarenka said. The fifth-seeded German will be relieved to have weathered a late comeback by Mikael Ymer of Sweden in a 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory in just under two hours for a place in the third round for a third straight year.

Emotions got the better of fifth-seed Alexander Zverev on Tuesday during his French Open victory over John Millman, with Zverev's racket paying the price. Del Potro advanced over his fellow 6-foot-6 South American 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. "Because I'm gonna win this tournament'". It's not wonderful to start a match like that. "But until then, I'm going to keep fighting and keep improving". "So I'm expecting one of the hardest matches of the year". "I started dictating the game".

She'd only done so once before in 70 Slam appearances - and that happened at the French Open, in 2012.

Home favorite Gael Monfils produced a clinical performance to ease past Japan's Taro Daniel 6-0 6-4 6-1.

"It definitely helps me to make sure I do the work and it motivates me". The Japanese-Haitian ace has never lacked talent - but on Tuesday, what she put on display was something else entirely: her nerves of steel.

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"It was very windy today so that made the conditions very hard".

That goal seemed even further from her grasp with the way things began in Court Philippe Chatrier against Diatchenko, a Russian who hits two-fisted shots off both sides and upset Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon past year.

Beset by injuries and illness, Williams had not won two singles matches in a tournament since January's Australia Open when an ankle issue affected her in a quarterfinal loss to Karolina Pliskova.

Azarenka said, "I love to challenge myself against the best players".

"I just have to try and stay positive, and obviously it's not as easy to stay positive when things aren't going your way".

Ivo Karlovic made a mockery of his 40 years to beat relative spring chicken, 37-year-old Feliciano Lopez, in the oldest ever men's match-up at Roland Garros.

The 11-time victor Rafael Nadal and Swiss veteran Roger Federer headline Wednesday's second round in men's singles.