The 122nd edition of Roland-Garros has been in full swing since Sunday, but wouldn't there be a bunch of notable absentees? Do not panic gentlemen ladies, we still have this Tuesday to discover the last big favorites of the tournament. We see you coming, do not expect an appearance out of nowhere of a sharked "Rafa". No, it will not happen, but Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud and Holger Rune land on the other hand Porte d'Auteuil for our greatest pleasure.

  • Today's poster

We can dissect Roland's program in all directions, nothing exalts us more than the possibility of seeing Gaël Monfils set fire (one last time?) to the Central. And this concept of night session seems totally intended for a showman of maboulos like him, so as much to rush eyes closed on this appointment. We may (surely) be disappointed, but even at 36 years old and with an improbable ATP ranking (386th), we say that the "Monf" will return the Philippe Chatrier. It remains to be seen whether it will be thanks to cinder blocks in forehand or by tapping the inlay in the beatbox show supposed to accompany this night session.

AIRTIME 😱 @Gael_Monfils pulling out all the tricks... @OpenParcARA #OpenParc

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Oh yes, we almost forgot to tell you: Gaël Monfils will have on his way the Argentinian Sebastian Baez (22 years old). This one is obviously much better ranked than our French puncher (42nd in the ATP) and he almost hung Stefanos Tsitsipas in 16th in Rome this season (5-7, 6-3, 3-6). But we are not talking about a crack against which Gaël Monfils would have absolutely no chance to afford a baroud of honor. So maybe...

  • Today's favourites

We can't wait to see the Polish Iga Swiatek in Roland. World number one and titleholder, she had impressed us last year and the Spaniard Cristina Bucsa may be in a great trouble against her, this Tuesday afternoon on the Central. On the boys' side, we are served with three members of the Top 6 who will be part of the party, Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud and Holger Rune. Respectively opposed to the Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild, the Swede Elias Ymer and the American Christopher Eubanks, we see them all trace their path without a hitch.

  • The French of the day

In addition to Gaël Monfils, there will be six other Frenchmen left for this end of the first round Porte d'Auteuil. We necessarily have a particular tenderness for Richard Gasquet (36 years old), which could also be the last participation for him, against his compatriot Arthur Rinderknech (on the Lenglen in late afternoon-early evening). Another curiosity with the revelation of Roland 2020 Hugo Gaston, placed in the Bombonera of the 14 (the veinard) against the Slovakian Alex Molcan. Don't mess around Hugo, no foul of anti-game eh! Lyon giant Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (19 years old, 2.01 m) will be able to appreciate his firepower on court number 7 (late morning) against Argentina's Genaro Alberto Olivieri. And finally, we will have Quentin Halys, also on the 7 in the aprem against another Argentine (decidedly), namely Guido Pella.

In the women's draw too, there will be several French players, starting with Fiona Ferro on the 14th against Sweden's Rebecca Peterson. Two other young players, dominant in the juniors with major titles won in 2018 and 2019, namely Clara Burel (against Sara Sorribes Tormo on the 14th) and Diane Parry (against the Ukrainian Kalinina on the Simonne-Mathieu at the end of the morning), are on the bill. Finally, if you absolutely want to play French matches, the short number 6 will be for you, with the French clash Selena Janicijevic-Océane Dodin, then the entry into the competition of Grégoire Barrère in the wake against Ruusuvuori. Phew, we went around this last day (of the first round) very strong.

  • Today's weather

No worries, we will still be entitled to Venice Beach Porte d'Auteuil. Between 17 and 24 ° C roughly from the start of the matches at 11 am. The key parameter could once again be the wind (hello Caro Garcia), since gusts of up to 45 km/h are announced.

  • The daring prono of the day

We would still see the Heat win in Boston on this game 7 hypra boiling, even without the home-court advantage. How is that totally irrelevant? Come on, since we have to get started, and even if it pains us to leave on this, we can imagine Arthur Rinderknech knocking over his glorious elder Richard Gasquet on the Lenglen in the afternoon. The pressure of a possible last time here, a bumpy year, an elimination in the first round in Lyon last week, everything shows that "Richie" is far from the form of his life. The unknown Rinderknech to take the opportunity to catch the eye of the general public, at 27 years old.

  • Roland-Garros 2023
  • Tennis
  • Sport
  • Gaël Monfils
  • Daniil Medvedev
  • Holger Rune
  • Casper Ruud