The roof on Philippe Chatrier closes immediately and after Jannik Sinner's victory against the David Goffin. Stan Wawrinka limited to about ninety minutes of competitive training with Andy Murray. The most awaited match is actually a one-man-show.
The British tennis player does not have the weapons, mental, physical and technical, to worry the champion of the two thousand and fifteen edition. Concentrated from start to finish, simplistically stronger. The Swiss tennis player, who claims the success on 6-1 6-3 6-2, easily cancels even the 0-40 that he finds himself facing at the start of the third (with a break advantage on the back to be defended) in the only mini-moment of difficulty.
The day, constantly conditioned by a very thin rain, does not lend itself to too many stops. And it doesn't have too many surprises in the package either. Of course, Borna Coric out in the first round tells something. However, Norbert Gombos is good at exploiting the situation, avoiding the fifth and spingers at 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4.
Benoit Paire's victory against South Korean Kwon Soon-woo makes news, among other things, the first since his return.
Halep and Azarenka start well
After the victory in Prague (and especially the one in Rome) Simona Halep thought well to celebrate her birthday in Paris with a smile.
The number two in the world - who should play the role of very favorite with the bowls still - got rid of Sara Sorribes Tormo with a clear 6-4 6-0. Here, compatriot Irina Camelia Begu could create a few more headaches in the second round.
To understand the uniqueness of the conditions we could rely on Viktoria Azarenka. The Belarusian after a handful of games with Danka Kovinic (in a challenge that was then dominated) temporarily refused to play and left the court.
In any case, all superiority is contained in the 6-2 6-1 final. Maria Sakkari and Elise Mertens win, the thud of the eternal Venus Williams does not make too much noise. Quite sharply beaten by Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. With a gigantic performance Jannik Sinner found space on the draw of the second round.
At the fourth experience ever in a Slam tournament, so to speak. Sinner won the confrontation from the baseline and managed the conditions better. Goffin struggled to take control of the exchanges, he dirty the notebook with forty-five unforced errors, he simplistically lost eleven games in a row between the first and the third set.
For Sinner, a very interesting window of opportunity has thus opened: waiting for him in the second round will be the French qualifier Benjamin Bonzi, while the worst at the foot of the second round could be Benoit Paire.