French Open: Daniil Medvedev advances but Denis Shapovalov loses
World No. 2 Daniel Medvedev advanced to the second round of the French Open with a comfortable victory, but 14th-ranked Dennis Shapovalov abruptly retired.
The 26-year-old U.S. Open champion, Medvedev, defeated Argentina’s 103rd-ranked Facundo Bagnis 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.
Last year, the Russian advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time at Roland Garros – losing four times in the first round.
Ahead of the 2021 Wimbledon semi-final, Shapovalov told 19-year-old Danny Holger-Ron that he “didn’t really show” his loss on the set.
The 23-year-old Canadian reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year in a 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) match at the 2019 French Open Youth Championship, he made 53 forced mistakes. .
Russian Andrey Rublev in seventh place had to recover from a serve to beat Kwon Soon-woo of South Korea Human Rights 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
Norway’s eighth-ranked Caspar Ruud also finished Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 7-6 (7-0).
Paire won the first round in a row of 10 games at last week’s Geneva Open, its only win of this year’s ATP round.
Bagnis was injured after losing Medvedev
Bagnis, 32, responded immediately after seeing him serve a serve at the opening – but it was a bit of rare money for him against Medvedev at the Court Suzanne Lenglen.
Medvedev, ranked No. 2, went through a brilliant run, winning nine innings to actually decide the opening game and advance to the second set 4-0.
Skupski and Koolhof succeed
In the men’s doubles, Briton Neal Skupski and compatriot Wesley Koolhof from the Netherlands must defeat compatriots Tallon Griekspoor and Botic van der Zandschulp to advance to the second round.
Sixth-ranked, Skupski and Koolhof continued in good form this year, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The pair have won four titles in a row so far this season and together they have won their first title at the ATP Masters 1000 at the Madrid Open in early May.
They arrived safely in Paris after winning 32 games in 2022 and further victories in Melbourne, Adelaide and Qatar.
Skupski best performance in the race reached the 2019 US Open semifinals, followed by compatriot Jimmy Marie, while Koolhof joined partner Nikolai MekticChi in the 2020 New York final.
When the Ukrainian war failed to play under its banner, the Russians stopped their lead when Bagnis, struggling with the calf problem, took the third set 2-2.
However, it only focused on Medvedev, who shuffled through the next four games, finishing after an hour and 38 minutes.
Barnes could pay the full bonus if it was determined that his injury prevented the Argentine from reaching the required level of professionalism.