The best moments at the Roland Garros 2023 day 2

Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and the day 2 Highlights

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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The best moments at the Roland Garros 2023 day 2

It was a super day at the Roland Garros 2023! Novak Djokovic made no mistake in his debut: victory against Alexander Kovacevic in three sets, with the result 6-3, 6-2, 7-6. The Serbian tennis player had a good approach to the match, but as the minutes went by he became more and more nervous, losing concentration in the most important moment, in the third set, when he was about to end the game.

Nole said in the press conference: "Aleks, he played really well, especially in the third set, and he made me sweat to get this win. We actually trained a couple times actually during the US Open a few years ago. And of course We speak the same language, he being of Serbian ancestry.

We get along very well. He is doing his best and I think he has the game. He played very well and performed very well. You know, of course I want to dominate against whoever I play: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I think I played really well and kept things under control for two and a half sets, then less in the final part of the third set.

But I managed to keep my nerve and played pretty much a perfect tiebreak. So overall satisfied and happy with my level. I can always play better, I know I can do it, but given the conditions, they were quite tricky today with a lot of wind.

It was a good match." Jannik Sinner begins the adventure at Roland Garros with a victory. On Monday's evening session on Philippe-Chatrier, the South Tyrolean immediately asserted himself against the Frenchman Alexandre Muller obtaining a success that can give confidence in view of challenges with a higher coefficient of difficulty.

The Italian overcomes a difficult first round of service due to strong gusts of wind, also canceling a break point. Then he takes full control of the game with a break that directs the partial. Muller breaks free at 3-1 but has to deal with the Italian's greater precision and power in the shots, who finishes 6-1 in just over 30 minutes.

In the second, the talented 21-year-old takes a break forward and defends it to the end: his opponent fights and wins the remaining serving rounds, without however worrying the world number 8 too much in response. The third set opens like the previous one with the usual opening break by the athlete coached by Simone Vagnozzi and Darren Cahill.

Sinner remains solid in service, Muller instead drops further physically and is unable to avoid a second break from a disadvantage (4-0). A matter of time for Jannik, who closes 6-1 in 1h45m. Carlos Alcaraz's debut at the Roland Garros did nothing but confirm the predictions of the eve and reiterate the name of the main suspect to leave Paris with the Musketeers Cup.

The Spaniard set his pace in the exchanges from the first to the last minute and defeated Flavio Cobolli with a score of 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. "I think I played great. It was a great start here in Paris, a great match. In the third set I was in a bit of trouble, he played at a good level, so I'm really happy to have made it through the first round like this," Alcaraz said at the press conference.

Below the best moments of the day 2:

Novak Djokovic Carlos Alcaraz Jannik Sinner
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