Roland Garros Day 1 Recap: Alcaraz screams, shadow-bets and Swiatek's prophecy



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Roland Garros Day 1 Recap: Alcaraz screams, shadow-bets and Swiatek's prophecy

The long-awaited Roland Garros 2022 has finally begun, the second Slam season that is played on the Bois de Boulogne clay-courts. Victories have already come for Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov, Cori Guff and Belinda Bencic.

The surprises of the first day were the eliminations of Dominic Thiem and Garbine Muguruza. Speaking of Thiem, the Austrian seemed very disappointed with the elimination, and in fact he said: "It was not a good game, but that's the way it is.

It will take me some time to reach the level of the others. They are tough defeats make a lot of mistakes. I am thinking of playing Challenger tournaments again. I'll be back, but it will take time. " Meanwhile Iga Swiatek made her prophecy!

She said: "I am very excited to be here, I love the whole atmosphere on the fields. I have been training for several days already and I was able to increase the pace, so I am very happy. The truth is, I haven't played a Grand Slam yet since the winning streak began.

I have thought several times that the streak might end here, but now I just focus on training and how to get to the first game in the best possible way. World no.1? Before I became one I didn't even look where I was in the rankings, I knew I was going up but I had no idea what the exact number was.

For me it's just a number and I've tried to minimize it, now being a number is very different, people treat you differently and it shows! " Roland Garros is once again a stage for betting events: from the women's Tour, however, we move on to the men's circuit, in particular the qualifying round of the French Open.

As reported by the Gazzetta dello Sport, the match in question is that of Monday, between the Spanish Bernabe Zapata Miralles and the Israeli Dudi Sela. In the match, the first qualifying round for the French Open, the suspicions were stirred up by the second set: in the second set, lost by Sela and lasted for seventeen minutes, an anomalous flow of bets was recorded.

Again as reported by the Italian newspaper, the catchment area is varied: from Ukraine to Armenia, up to Cyprus. No comments, for now, by the French Tennis Federation, just as no investigation has been opened by the judicial authorities: the only investigation would be that of the Tennis Integrity Agency.

The same agency that, as the Gazzetta dello Sport still reports, temporarily suspended two French players, Mick Lescure and Jules Okala, on suspicion of having fixed several matches.