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Roland Garros-2019: favorites and first results

Sunday, may 26, passed the first matches of the Open championship of France on tennis. For the first time in 2015 on the ground came Roger Federer and Russia’s Anastasia Potapova beat the former first racket of the world and current Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.

Roger Federer beat 73-th racket of the world of Italian Lorenzo Sonego. Recall that in 2009, titled the Swiss won the Open championship of France on tennis. Would be spectacular to repeat the success ten years later.

Experts call Roland Garros this year, an event of almost historic — perhaps at the Paris courts will decide who is the real tennis king of our time: Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic. 37-year-old Swiss in this trio looks slightly weaker than opponents: less comfortable he feels on the ground, besides the last time he appeared on this cover in 2015. If Federer manages to win, he will go down in tennis history as the first man, who collected two victories in each of the Grand Slam tournaments.

Nadal on clay traditionally looks advantageous rivals. This year the Spaniard fighting for the twelfth career title French championship, demonstrating the frightening opponents stability.

In case of a victory at Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic is equal to the total number of major titles, with Federer (54), and only one Helmet will be to keep up with Nadal. The Serb will be in an excellent position to soon surpass both figures. Before the start of the championship with Djokovic, there was a curious case — during a training session in the hall of the sports complex “Roland Garros” he struck the floor with an exercise ball. “Forgive me, Roland Garros!” — Djokovic wrote on Twitter and added that just in case left Paris “to the end of the proceedings.”

Among young tennis players, while not participating in the race for “the title of the greatest”, the favorites of experts known as the Greek tennis player Stefanos of Zizipus Austrian Dominic Tim. Like Federer, Zizipus held on may 26 the first match of the tournament and won the German athlete Maximilian Marterer. In the next round he will meet with the tennis player from Bolivia Hugo Dellana.

In a female grid the two-time chetvertfinalny of the championship of France Elina Svitolina advanced to the second round after beating Venus Williams, Russian Sofya Zhuk has conceded to the sportswoman from Germany Laura Sigemund, and Christina Kucove from Slovakia knocked out the Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova.

18-year-old Russian tennis player Anastasia Potapova, not one of the top 80, beat the former first racket of the world and the current champion of Wimbledon Angelique Kerber from Germany. A few weeks ago in training Kerber injured ankle. Usually the more agile German athlete in a fight with Potapova not enough speed, for example, the seeking by a shortened, and this advantage the Russian. The result — 6:4, 6:2. In the next round Potapova fight with a rival from the Czech Republic Maggie Vondrousova.

Source:ru.rfi.fr
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