LIVE IN THE TICKER | Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz start at the French Open

Will Novak Djokovic defend his title, Rafael Nadal take the crown for the 14th time, hit teenager Carlos Alcaraz or will Alexander Zverev win a Grand Slam event for the first time?

There will be special French Opens this year. Not only because of the stars, but also because of the new rules.

Going forward, a tie-break of up to ten points will be played in Paris as well as at Wimbledon, at the US Open and Australian Open with a score of 6: 6 in the final round.

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However, fellow favorites Zverev and Alcaraz will do everything today (here’s Sunday’s program) to make sure there is not a fifth set in the first place.

The 1st day of the live ticker tournament:

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The most important games and results:

  • NOW: Sloane Stephens (USA) – Jule Niemeier (GER) – 5: 7
  • NOW: Hugo Dellien (BOL) – Dominic Thiem (AUT). 6: 3
  • NOW: Sorona Cirsta (ROU / 26) – Tatyana Maria (GER) – 6: 3,
  • NOW: Daniel Altmaier (GER) – Jaume Munar (ESP)
  • ca. 16:00: Alexander Zverev (GER / 3) – Sebastian Ofner (AUT)
  • ca. 18:00: Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) – Carlos Alcaraz (ESP / 6)

12:00 Stephens-Niemeier 5-7

There’s the set victory for Niemeier! The German is still patient during the rally and converts his second set ball with a nice passing shot to 7: 5.

11:57 Stephens-Niemeier 5-7

Jule Niemeier sniffs for the set victory. The German already served to win the set with a score of 5: 4, but then conceded the break. Now she has another chance with another break against Sloane Stephens at 6: 5. 30:30 she gets the set ball with a nice forehand winner. But she forgives that with a quick mistake. It’s about debut.

11:55 – Dellien – Thiem – 6: 3

Dellien serves to win the set. With a strongly placed backhand, Thiem makes the point at 30:30. But then Dellien shines with a really good backhand longline and gets the ball set. Thiem’s ​​mistake in the 6: 3 cross for Dellien follows.

11:48 – Cirstea – Mary – 6: 3

First set ended in sixth place. Tatjana Maria must give up the round against Romanian Sorana Cirstea with 3: 6.

11:47 – Dellien – Thiem – 5: 2

One of Delien’s good weapons so far is the serve. The first service has so far been more than 90 per cent. And even though he does not put it particularly hard, he places it in such a way that Thiem has trouble getting the ball into the opponent’s field. So Dellien has often scored points even with tighter scores. 5: 2 to the Bolivian.

11:38 – Dellien – Thiem – 4: 1

Now Thiem is sniffing for rebreak. With the winner online, the Wiener makes the point to 40:40 when his opponent serves. But Dellien keeps his serve. With the game ball, he lures Smart Thiem to the net with a stop and converts with the pass ball.

11:33 – Dellien – Thiem – 3: 1

Thiem’s ​​longline gets stuck on the edge of the net. Three break points for Dellien. And on the third, Thiem completely overflows the backhand from the half of the court and the ball flies far out. 3: 1 to Dellien. And it was in the air.

11:28 – Dellien – Thiem – 2: 1

Thiem remained cold and still won his game to 2-1. Overall, Dellien makes a slightly more aggressive impression in the initial phase. Thiem is still passive. But that’s not strange considering his negative series since his comeback. For him, it’s also about finding the rhythm of the game.

11:19 – Dellien – Thiem – 1: 0

Thiem struggled just as much in his first service fight. With a forehand winner online, Dellien makes the point to 40:40. Thiem then destroys the long line and the Austrian has breakball against him. The former finalist strongly fends it off from the half field.

11:11 – Dellien – Thiem – 1: 0

The action in Roland-Garros begins. Dellien has just won its first service match against Thiem. The man from Bolivia can be a very treacherous opponent, especially on sand.

INFO – The Germans on day one

Four Germans are already in action today. From a German perspective, the focus is on the performance of Olympic champion Alexander Zverev against Sebastian Ofner from Austria. The match was to start in the late afternoon. But Jule Niemeier, Tatjana Maria and Daniel Altmaier are already on duty at 11.00.

Thiem fights against negative series

Things get serious for Dominic Thiem at 11 p.m. The two-time French Open finalist and former US Open champion has suffered only defeat since his comeback at the end of March – six in total. In Roland-Garros, he will now break the curse and meet Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the first round.

Exclusive: Mischa Zverev on Alex Zverev’s chances

Mischa Zverev reveals in the Eurosport podcast Das Gelbe vom Ball that the role of favorite was controversially discussed at a joint dinner in the Zverev camp. “Sascha said the game providers predict that Alcaraz would have the best chance of winning the French Open,” said Mischa Zverev. But the fact that the star shot from Murcia is now being treated as a promising candidate to win the Coupe des Mousquetaires annoys the Olympic champion. “Then he said, ‘You know, when it was Nadal or Djokovic back then, it was okay. Now Alcaraz – no!'” Mischa quotes his brother.

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886 matches – French Open LIVE on Eurosport

Eurosport broadcasts Roland-Garros with extensive background report from the first serve to the last match point live on free TV on Eurosport 1. Barbara Rittner and Mischa Zverev are present as experts. At Eurosport with Joyn PLUS +, all games can be watched live and without commercials. The spectators can choose their personal favorite match from all the courts.

Welcome to the live ticker for the French Open

Let’s Go – the second Grand Slam tournament of the season takes place in Roland-Garros from May 22nd to June 5th. Eurosport.de accompanies all 15 tournament days of the clay court classic here in the live ticker for you. Have fun with it.

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