French Open lookahead: ナダル, Djokovic start their bids

LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY: The King of Clay is returning to his Paris fiefdom. Rafael Nadal starts his bid for a record-extending 14th title at the Grand Slam tournament against Alexei Popyrin. The defending champion is also seeking a 21st major title, which would make him the sole owner of the all-time record for most men’s titles at Grand Slams. Roger Federer and Nadal are tied at 20 Grand Slam titles apiece. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who lost to Nadal in last year’s final, is also in action, taking on Tennys Sandgren in the night session. In the women’s draw, 番号. 1 seed Ash Barty starts her campaign against Bernarda Pera. 番号. 5 seed Elina Svitolina is up against local hope Oceane Babel of France.

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Sunny. High of 80.6 華氏度 (27 摂氏)


Sunny. High of 75 華氏度 (24 摂氏)


Women’s First Round: 番号. 4 Sofia Kenin beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Tamara Zidansek beats No. 6 Bianca Andreescu, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (2), 9-7. 番号. 7 Serena Williams beat Irina-Camelia Begu 7-6 (6), 6-2. 番号. 8 Iga Swiatek beat Kaja Juvan 6-0, 7-5.

Men’s First Round: 番号. 2 Daniil Medvedev beat Alexander Bublik, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5. 番号. 8 Roger Federer beat Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. 番号. 18 Jannik Sinner beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-1, 4-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4.


1 – By beating Bublik in straight sets, Medvedev recorded his first win at Roland Garros on his fifth attempt,


What a pleasure to be back,” Federer, after defeating Istomin to make a winning return to Grand Slam tennis after 16 数ヶ月先.