Second day in Paris, among the Italians also Cecchinato and Cobolli, who challenge Alcaraz
Second day today, Monday 29 May, of competitions at Roland Garros. You are the Italian players on the pitch, after Lorenzo Musetti, Lorenzo Sonego and Matteo Arnaldi made their debut yesterday. Unlucky draw for Flavio Cobolli, who will face Carlos Alcaraz on French clay (his will be the 3rd match on the Lenglen where the matches will start at 11am as usual), who returned to the top of the ATP ranking last Monday.
Jannik Sinner, number 8 in the world, makes his debut against the French Alexandre Muller (not before 8.15 pm on the Chatrier), while Marco Cecchinato will take the field (his will be the fourth match that will be played on court 14 where the matches will start as always at 11 am) against the 18-year-old Italian-French Luca Van Assche. The Italian mother and Belgian father, but he chose to play for France, having lived for the first few years in Aix-En-Provence and then mainly thanks to an instructor in Lyon, who convinced him to choose to play under the nationality French.
Fabio Fognini was also on the field against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, who withdrew from the ATP in Lyon a few days ago due to shoulder pain, to be ready for Roland Garros. His will be the second match on the Mathieu (where matches will start as usual at 11am). (Finally, Giulio Zappieri and Andrea Vavassori will challenge the Kazakh Alexander Bublik and the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic respectively. Not only the Azzurri. The big names are also making their debut. We have already mentioned Carlos Alcaraz, but Novak Djokovic is also playing today, who is chasing the 23 Slam to detach Rafa Nadal — the great absentee (he won 14 editions of the French Slam) — in the all-time rankings. The Serbian faces the American Aleksandar Kovacevic. Instead, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, winner of the Masters 1000 in Rome, challenges the Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild.
As for the women's draw, today there are four Italians on the field: Lucia Bronzes (against number 7 in the world, Tunisian Ons Jabeur), Jasmine Paulines (against the Romanian Sorana Cirstea), Martina Trevisan (against the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, hers will be the 3rd match on Mathieu where the matches will start as usual at 11 am) and Elisabetta Cocciaretto (her match against the Czech Petra Kvitova will be the fourth on the Lenglen where the matches will start as usual at 11 am).
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May 29, 2023 (change May 29, 2023 | 07:49)
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