Roland Garros Heats Up

Photo by ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (8851745dp) Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts plays against Robin Haase of the Netherlands during their men?s single 2nd round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 31 May 2017. French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, Paris, France - 31 May 2017

The second Grand Slam of the year started at Roland Garros, and we are expecting further development of this tournament because so far only two rounds were finished.

We have seen some surprises here in Paris which no one expected.

In the ladies part of the tournament, Angelique Kerber has been eliminated in the first round against Elena Makarova. The current number one at WTA rankings negatively surprised their fans.
You don’t often see that number one finishes the Grand Slam after the first match.

Petra Kvitova, two-time Grand Slam champion, lost in the second round against Bethanie Mattek-Sands after two tight tie breaks, and the Czech Republic tennis player wasn’t up to the task this time.

Dominica Cibulkova said goodbye to Roland Garros after losing against Ons Jabeur.

So far Carolina Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, and Kristina Mladenovic showed that they are the most serious contenders for the titles at Roland Garros. Of course, it is still early to say something like this and to predict the final outcome, but we have to say that these girls showed impeccable form.
Without Serena Williams, ladies battle is far more mysterious, and all the contestants have pretty much same amount of chances to win.
Regarding the gentleman’s part of the contest, the biggest surprises so far are the elimination of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Alexander Zverev.
Tsonga lost against Renzo Olivio, pretty easily with 3-1, and the person from which the home crowd expected a much better result, especially after winning the tournament in Lyon, finished his adventure in Paris this year pretty.

The rising star of the world tennis Alexander Zverev was projected to go deep here, but he just couldn’t handle the pressure after he defeated Novak Djokovic in the finals of ATP Rome Masters. He ran into experienced Spaniard, Fernando Verdasco, who defeated him with 3-1.
After first two rounds, all other favorites are doing as planned. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic displayed the most convincing victories so far, while the current number one Andy Murray shows some signs of struggling. The Britt is far away from the form he had at the end of 2016.

We cannot forget about Dominic Thiem, David Goffin and Stanislas Wawrinka who are also excellent at this moment we can’t wait for this tournament to enter the second week.
With these three guys waiting to jump out from the shadow, the competition gets another dimension.
As we mentioned before for the first time in several years, we can’t detect any massive favorite and like never in the previous 6 or 7 contests here, the competition is exciting regarding the final winner.

We will begin with the more detail coverage from Paris, once Roland Garros enters the final seven days, and until then we will report occasionally.

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