French Open: Tsonga emotional – Tsitsipas with difficulty

Daniil Medvedev celebrated an undisputed victory in the first round, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stood for one last big match. Debutant Nastasja Schunk stood up to Simona Halep for a long time. Peter Gojowczyk and Oscar Otte have also been eliminated.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga showed a nice last match – now he retires.
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Before Gojowczyk, Daniel Altmaier failed right at the start on Sunday. Alexander Zverev, on the other hand, confidently entered the second round, where he will meet Argentine Sebastian Baez on Wednesday. Oscar Otte is still playing his first round match against Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena on Tuesday.

See the overview here: The Germans’ duels in Roland Garros

Co-favorite Daniil Medvedev, on the other hand, is in the second round. The world number two from Russia on Tuesday won 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 over Argentine Facundo Bagnis in Paris. Medvedev, who has never advanced past the quarterfinals at the Stade Roland Garros, only needed 1:38 hours for his success.

Tsonga’s crying goodbye

It became dramatic in the duel between Casper Ruud, who finished eighth, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, for whom the French Open was the last tournament of his career. The 37-year-old, who has now been relegated to 297th place in the rankings, was again allowed to participate in the Grand Slam in his home country thanks to a wildcard. In front of a large audience, he gave Ruud an incredible willpower and only had to admit defeat after more than three and a half hours (7: 6, 6: 7, 2: 6, 6: 7).

Particularly bitter: Tsonga led 6: 5 in the fourth set and served to win the set, but an injury to his right shoulder made it impossible to play from then on. In tears he lost his service game, even the medical treatment break did not change anything, Ruud got tie-break without losing a point.

With great applause, but with many tears but his head held high, the Frenchman said goodbye to the spectators who sang Marseillaise in his honor: During the finals, the entire stadium was for the Australian Open finalist from 2008 – which now withdraws from kl. sports.

Debutant Schunk forces Halep into the third

Tennis hope for the young talent Nastasja Schunk just missed a surprise. The 18-year-old left-handed player lost his first round in Paris on Tuesday night against former world number one Simona Halep 4: 6, 6: 1, 1: 6, but showed a very strong performance.

At his Grand Slam debut, Schunk, who slipped into the main draw as a so-called lucky loser, demanded everything from the Romanian. Eventually, however, Schunk lost some of his strength while Halep played his routine out. After 1:48 hours, Schunk had to admit defeat at the Stade Roland Garros.

Eight out on the full distance after a big fight

In Oscar Eight, the next German has been eliminated after a gripping thriller of five sentences. The 28-year-old from Cologne was beaten by Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena 6: 7 (5: 7), 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2, 3: 6 in the first round after 3:44 hours on Tuesday. evening. Eight were at the end of the fifth set plagued by seizures and had great walking difficulties. In Alexander Zverev, there is only one German in the men’s second round. The Olympic champion meets Argentina’s Sebastian Baez on Wednesday.

Tsitsipas gets 0: 2 deficit

At the end of the third day of competition, Stefanos Tsitsipas, seeded as number four, met Italian Lorenzo Musetti – and the game developed into a real night session. The 20-year-old Musetti played cheekily and took the lead 2-0 against the Greek, but then Tsitsipas turned things around and turned the match to 5-7, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6- 2 and fought towards the end still superb in the second round. There he meets the qualifier Zdenek Kolar from the Czech Republic.

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