The world number four Stefanos Tsitsipas starts with the handbrake, at the Roland Garros 2023. The Greek tennis player starts with a break in the first set with a Jiri Vesely who does not give wonders, but unlike his opponent, he is not wrong.
However, the Czech tennis player, when he goes to serve for the first set, fails by losing only one point on serve. It seems like a story already written, but it's always a Roland Garros match and Tsitsipas is a player who knows how to complicate life: in the third set, in the twelfth game, just one point to give his opponent not only a break, but also the set .
It is necessary for him to reach the tiebreak of the fourth set to close a tiring match: 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 was the final result. World number two Aryna Sabalenka wins against Marta Kostyuk: 6-3, 6-2 was the final result in favor of the Belarusian.
An uphill game for her, thanks to two double faults in a single game, which cost her the break. From that moment, however, the champion from Madrid leveled up and crushed the Ukrainian, who did not take advantage of some empty passes of the number two in the draw, especially in the first set.
In the women's circuit surprise of the day (but not so much) with Muchova's victory over Maria Sakkari.
Roland Garros: the best moments of the day 1!
The Russian Andrey Rublev suffers but advances to the second round, expected in a first round that is anything but simple against Djere.
After winning the first set Andrey gives way in the second but after fighting he gains control of the match and thus ends in four sets. Dream debut for Matteo Arnaldi: the young blue player wins his match at Grand Slam level, beating Galan in four sets, with the result 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2.
In the second round, Arnaldi awaits the winner between Nakashima and Shapovalov.
Camila Giorgi does not struggle too much in the first match in this Roland Garros: the blue tennis player, on her Philippe Chatrier wins against the home player, Alize Cornet, with the result of 6-3, 6-4. Below the best moments of the day 1:
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