the emotion of Altmaier, the blue disappointments… the Tops/Flops of the fifth day

It goes for Daniel Altmaier in the men’s, not for Diane Parry in the ladies. Panoramic

Find the tops and flops of the fifth day of Roland-Garros and the end of the second round.


Altmaier’s emotion

The German Daniel Altmaier, did not hide his immense happiness after having had the last laugh on the Suzanne-Lenglen against 8-seeded Jannick Sinner (6-7(0), 7-6(7), 1-6, 7-6(4), 7-5) after a 5h30 fight, the longest match of this 2023 edition.… 79e world and eighth finalist in 2020, the German literally burst into tears a few seconds after the match point. He relied in particular on the support of part of the public at the Suzanne-Lenglen court. The latter gave him a very long ovation and chanted his name after his marathon victory. In miracle. In the fourth set, Altmaier had saved two match points on his opponent’s serve, including one, with the help of the net, after a smash from his opponent.

Read alsoRoland-Garros: the immense emotion of Altmaier after his exploit against Sinner

Andreeva’s freshness

The young Russian nugget Mirra Andreeva (143rd in the world), who is playing her first Grand Slam tournament at the age of 16, marks the spirits of Porte d’Auteuil. The Russian teenager has not lost a single Porte d’Auteuil set, his three qualifying rounds included. In the first round, she crushed American Alison Riske-Amritraj 6-2, 6-1. On the Simonne-Mathieu court on Thursday, she did not go into detail against Diane Parry (6-1, 6-2). And to think that fourteen months ago, Andreeva was not yet clified! At 16 years and 1 month, she is the 7th youngest player to qualify for the 3rd round of RG since 1990. Her qualification for the third round already guarantees her a place in the top 100 at the outcome of Roland-Garros. But the prodigy sees much further. “I know that Djokovic won 22 Grand Slams so I would say 25 Grand Slams “, she lets go with the carelessness of her 16 years.

Read alsoRoland-Garros: the French Parry stopped short by Andreeva, 16, who dreams of winning “25 Grand Slam titles”

We can’t stop Olga Danilovic

By dominating the Italian Jasmine Paolini (6-2, 7-5), the Serb signed a tenth consecutive victory, without losing a set. Winner of a secondary tournament in Spain, just before the French Open, the 22-year-old Serb continues her momentum. But against Ons Jabeur, seeded 7, the 105th player in the world will have to sign a feat to continue her crazy series.


There are no more French women at Roland-Garros…

Opposed in the evening to Taylor Fritz, Arthur Rinderknech tries to save (a little) the fatherland. Because in the female tableau, it’s already over. As in 2019 and 2021. Last year, only Diane Parry, Léolia Jeanjean and Alizé Cornet had joined the 3rd round. But Océane Dodin, 122nd in the world, did not exist against the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (7th) 6-2, 6-3. As Parry facing tornado Andreeva. Only Caroline Garcia, 5e world player, could maintain the blue flame, but the Lyonnaise tripped over the Parisian red carpet. Highlighting a little more the weaknesses and the fragility of French women’s tennis. The runner-up from Garcia pointing to the 62nde place.

Sinner disappoints again

Announced as a future Grand Slam winner, world number 8 Jannick Sinner had a great opportunity to shine at Porte d’Auteuil, in a bare bottom of the table. It failed and failed. The Italian who remained on 19 consecutive victories in the first week of Grand Slam fell from above against Altmaier.

Read alsoRoland-Garros: Sinner takes the door after a crazy match of more than five hours against Altmaier

A male picture more unbalanced than ever

It’s open, very open. The draw had decided. The favorites would be at the top, the underdogs at the bottom. And the Sinners and Medvedevs are already gone. Good news, a priori for the other surviving big arms. Holger Rune didn’t even have to play his match against Monfils, forfeited. And Casper Ruud, finalist of the last edition enforced the logic of the clification against the Italian Giulio Zeppieri, losing all the same a set in the process 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. The Norwegian has a clear path to the round of 16, since he will face the Chinese Zhizhen Zhang (71st) in the third round. But the qualifiers Ofner, Genaro Alberto Olivieri and Thiago Seyboth Wild, qualifiers still in contention at the bottom of the table, can still “depopulate” a bottom of the table which is now more reminiscent of an ATP 250 than a Grand Slam tournament. …

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