Thrilling Battles and Upsets Dominate French Open Day One

The first day of the French Open saw high drama and intense matches. Daniel Altmaier narrowly defeated Laslo Djere, Corentin Moutet upset Nicolas Jarry, and Stan Wawrinka triumphed over Andy Murray. Other notable victories included wins by Caroline Garcia, Carlos Alcaraz, and Naomi Osaka, setting the stage for a thrilling tournament.

Reuters | Paris | Updated: 27-05-2024 04:59 IST | Created: 27-05-2024 04:59 IST
Thrilling Battles and Upsets Dominate French Open Day One
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Highlights of the first day at the French Open on Sunday (times GMT): 2257 ALTMAIER SURVIVES DJERE

Germany's Daniel Altmaier defeated Serbia's Laslo Djere 7-5 6-4 6-7(6) 5-7 7-6(6) in a five hour and four minutes clash. 2054 MOUTET UPSETS JARRY

France's Corentin Moutet beat Rome runner-up and 16th seed Chilean Nicolas Jarry 6-2 6-1 3-6 6-0. 2051 WAWRINKA BEATS MURRAY

Stan Wawrinka handily edged out long-time rival Andy Murray, whom he has met 23 times, 6-4 6-4 6-2 to reach the second round. 2010 GOLUBIC DEFEATS KREJCIKOVA

Swiss Viktorija Golubic beat No 24 seed Barbora Krejcikova 7-6(3) 6-4 to reach the second round. She will face the winner of the match between Anastasia Potapova and Kamilla Rakhimova next. 1705 GARCIA THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND

France's Caroline Garcia came from behind to beat Germany's Eva Lys 4-6 7-5 6-2, sealing victory with her 18th ace of the match. 1645 DE JONG BEATS DRAPER IN FOUR-HOUR EPIC

Dutchman Jesper De Jong, who is ranked 176 in the world, beat Briton Jack Draper 7-5 6-4 6-7(3) 3-6 6-3 in a match that had a total of 16 breaks of serve over four hours. 1533 HURKACZ SURVIVES FIVE-SET BATTLE

Polish eighth seed Hubert Hurkacz was made to work hard in his first-round match, orchestrating a comeback to beat Japan's Shintaro Mochizuki 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-0 6-3. 1425 ALCARAZ EASES PAST WOLF

Spanish third seed Carlos Alcaraz had little trouble in seeing off American J.J. Wolf 6-1 6-2 6-1 to reach the second round. 1400 PLAY SUSPENDED ON OUTSIDE COURTS DUE TO RAIN

1358 OSTAPENKO AND DIMITROV ADVANCE Former champion Jeļena Ostapenko beat Romania's Jaqueline Cristian 6-4 7-5 to move into the second round. The champion in 2017, Ostapenko has not moved past the third round since.

Tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov also moved into the second round with a straight sets victory, beating American Aleksandar Kovacevic 6-4 6-3 6-4. 1220 RUBLEV OVERCOMES DANIEL

Russian sixth seed Andrey Rublev lost the second set and was forced to save break points late in the fourth but overcame Japan's Taro Daniel 6-2 6-7(3) 6-3 7-5 to move into the second round. 1210 OSAKA SURVIVES BRONZETTI BATTLE

Former world number one Naomi Osaka was made to fight for her place in the second round, but the Japanese overcame Italian Lucia Bronzetti 6-1 4-6 7-5. 1200 SONEGO SINKS HUMBERT

Italy's Lorenzo Sonego knocked out Ugo Humbert in the first round, defeating the French 17th seed 6-4 2-6 6-4 6-3. 1052 BOUZKOVA UPSETS KUDERMETOVA

The Czech Republic's Marie Bouzkova became the first player to win a match in the opening round when she upset 29th seed Veronika Kudermetova 6-2 6-4. Kudermetova has now fallen in the first round of her last three tournaments on clay.

0908 PLAY UNDERWAY Play began under partly cloudy skies at Roland Garros, with the temperature hovering around 20 degrees Celsius.

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