Co-candidates Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev, unlike Dominic Thiem, were not naked in the first round of the French Open and each move to the next round of the Grand Slam tournament.
Zverev, ranked six in Paris, has to fight his countryman Oscar Otti for a long time and get past five sets. After deficiency in the group 0: 2, he turns the game in his favor and wins in the end 3: 6, 3: 6, 6: 2, 6: 2, 6: 0.
Tsitsipas only faces problems at first against French veteran Jeremy Chardy, but he grows stronger as the game continues and easily advances to the next round with 7: 6 (8), 6: 3, 6: 1. The Greek, fifth-placed, confirms his strength and is considered a dangerous intruder. In a championship victory.
Russian Karen Khachanov (6: 1, 6: 2, 6: 3 against Wesley), Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut (6: 4, 6: 4, 6: 2 against Philila) and Italian Fabio Fonini (6: 4), 6: 1 4: 6 against Barrere).
Long-wounded Japanese Ki Nishikori (6: 4, 6: 7/4, 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 4 against Italian Giannese) continues the fight in one round.
On the other hand, Grigor Dimitrov has to pack the bags. The number 16 in the tournament surrenders at 6: 2, 6: 3, 5: 7 and 0: 3 against America Geron due to injury.
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