Second day of play and many still make their play in the first round of the Roland Garros 2021, the second Grand Slam tournament held in Paris. It is one of the most anticipated days, the day that sees the official come back of Roger Federer to Paris: the twenty-time Grand Slam champion has often suffered on French clay-courts but has also triumphed on one occasion.
The Swiss tennis player will play against another old star of the ATP Tour, the tennis player, quite in decline, Denis Istomin, Uzbek now out of the top 200 in the world. Young Italian talents Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti will make their debut, respectively on the court against the French Herbert and against the Belgian tennis player David Goffin.
Many young talents on the court: Carlos Alcaraz also start at Roland Garros against Zapata Miralles and also the new Parma winner Sebastian Korda, engaged against the Spanish Pedro Martinez. At home in France, curiosity for the very young Frenchman, born in 2002, Arthur Cazaux.
Space also for the young Argentine Cerundolo, engaged in a South American derby against Thiago Monteiro. Closes the women's and overall program Serena Williams, against Camelia Begu. On the Philippe Chatrier also Iga Swiatek, defending champion Also on the court the Russian Daniil Medvedev: the number two in the world has always struggled a lot on clay and has never even won a match at Roland Garros in his career.
He will face Kazakh Bublik. The schedule on the main courts: On the Philippe Chatrier, from 11:00 am: Juvan-Swiatek, Bublik-Medvedev, Istomin-Federer, S.Williams-Begu On the Suzanne Lenglen from 11:00 am: Sinner-Herbert, Siegemund-Garcia, Kenin-Ostapenko, Tsonga-Nishioka On the Simonne Mathieu from 11:00 am: Cornet-Tan, Ruud-Paire, Cilic-Rinderknech, Muguruza-Kostyuk
Osaka does not grant interviews: fine and risk ban at the French Open 2021!
Three days ago, Naomi Osaka announced on social media that she would not hold press conferences, given the poor consideration by the media on the mental health of players. Osaka claimed to have seen too many sportspeople break down emotionally in lectures or be forced to answer the same questions countless times.
She said that she has nothing personal towards the organization of the French tournament and that she has generally friendly relations with the media. As for the fines she anticipated she would be given, she had said she hoped that much of the amount would go towards funding mental health causes.
In the short on-court interview at the end of the match won against Patricia Maria Tig at the Roland Garros 2021, Osaka, talking about the match and her progress on clay-courts, said: "My preparation on clay-courts is still a work in progress, but more I'll play better I'll adapt.
I still had good feelings." After winning in two sets in her first round match in Paris against Patricia Maria Tig, Osaka did not actually go to the press room, but only granted the short post match interview on the court.
The tournament management has decided to fine Oasak with $ 15,000 and the organizers have warned her that she risks further penalties, including disqualification from the tournament, if she does so again. Not only that, the Japanese star would risk other important penalties in the other Slams of the season.
The organizers of Roland Garros said: "Naomi Osaka has chosen today not to honor her contractual obligations to the media. The Roland Garros supervisor has therefore imposed a fine on her. We have warned Osaka that if she continues to refuse her media obligations during the tournament, it would expose herself to tougher penalties, including exclusion from the tournament."