Holger Rune, a Danish teen, defeated 14th seed Denis Shapovalov in straight sets in the first round of Roland-Garros on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old Rune, who is already ranked No. 40 in the world, needed exactly two hours to defeat the left-handed Canadian in straight sets  6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

In the match, Shapovalov had six aces to Rune’s one, however, Rune dominated all other categories. Rune had a higher first and second serve win percentage, took five of nine breakpoints, and won 64 service points to Shapovalov’s 46. Shapovalov had 53 unforced errors to Rune’s 19, and his six aces were offset by six double faults. Shapovalov battled back to force a tiebreaker in the third set, but fell behind 3-1 but couldn’t recoup. Denis Shapovalov has been eliminated from the French Open.

After the match, Shapalov stated- “It was difficult. For sure I wasn’t able to bring out my best performance. It’s frustrating, but yeah, it just shows I have a lot to work on. And I’m just excited to get back to work. Never think I’m done learning and improving. So, yeah, it’s a difficult moment, but I just keep working.”

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Medvedev vs Bagnis

World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev cruised past Argentine Facundo Bagnis 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the French Open.

Last week, the 26-year-old returned from a two-month hiatus to recover from hernia surgery in Geneva. Medvedev does not have a great record at the French Open, except for a quarterfinal run last year after four straight first-round losses.

If his results at Roland Garros go his way, Medvedev has a chance to reclaim the top spot in the men’s singles rankings, replacing Novak Djokovic.

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Skupski/Koolhof vs van de Zandschulp/ T. Griekspoor

To advance to the second round of the men’s doubles, Britain’s Neal Skupski and Dutch teammate Wesley Koolhof defeated Koolhof’s compatriots Tallon Griekspoor and Botic van de Zandschulp.

Sixth seeds Skupski and Koolhof battled back to win 4-6 6-3 6-3 and maintain their strong form this season.

They have a tour-leading four titles this season and won their first ATP Masters 1000 title together earlier this month at the Madrid Open.

Tsonga’s retirement

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s emotional retirement ceremony at Roland Garros on Tuesday was one of the season’s most moving moments.

Tsonga, 37, had announced earlier that this would be his final tournament in his 18-year career, and he went out fighting, giving eighth-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway everything he could handle in a 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (0) match.

He leaves the ATP Tour with 18 titles and approximately $22.5 million in career earnings. He reached No. 5 in the world in February 2012, but despite competing in an era that included four all-time greats, he never won a Grand Slam title.  Tsonga has only competed in 16 tour events since the beginning of 2020 due to injuries.

The appreciative crowd at Roland Garros applauded Tsonga throughout the match and gave him a standing ovation at the end.

Tsonga concluded his ceremony by saying – ”I spent so many good moments. I think the most important thing for me was to live this with people around me, to be able to share the sadness sometimes [and] the happiness. What I will remember are all the relationships I had with people around me. That’s what will stay.”

Ruud honoring Tsonga’s career stated- “You’ve been an inspiration to me and so many of the other players, so thank you for the memories,” Ruud said. “[I have] so many good memories watching Jo on TV. He’s such a great guy [and] nice person on and off the court. He’s a good example of what a player should be.”

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal recorded messages for him, which were played during the ceremony.

Tsitsipas vs Musetti

Runner-up at the French Open Stefanos Tsitsipas lost the first two sets before defeating Lorenzo Musetti 5-7, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 on Court Philippe Chatrier on Wednesday.

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The French Open kick-started on May 16th and will run through till June 5.