Cameron Norrie (500/1 – French Open outright) is the final Briton standing within the French Open singles after Johanna Konta and Heather Watson fell to first-round defeats on Monday.
Norrie eased by his conflict with American Bjorn Fratangelo 7-5 7-6 6-2, but it surely was a disappointing day for compatriots Konta and Watson, who misplaced to Sorana Cirstea and Zarian Diyas respectively.
Subsequent up for Norrie is South African Lloyd Harris and he may sq. off towards 13-time winner Rafael Nadal (5/6 fav – French Open outright) within the third spherical.
Clay specialist Nadal makes his bow on the event on Tuesday when taking over Australia’s Alexei Popyrin.
Roger Federer (66/1 – French Open outright), who hadn’t performed at Roland Garros since 2019, made swift work of Denis Istomin on his return to the event, successful in straight units.
Marin Cilic faces Federer in spherical two after beating Arthur Rinderknech, whereas Daniil Medvedev secured his first win on the Paris clay, ending a dismal report to beat Alexander Bublik.
World quantity two Naomi Osaka received her opening match towards Patricia Maria Tig, however has withdrawn from the competitors after controversy over her determination to not converse to the media, stating that she must “take a while away from the court docket now”.
Osaka introduced that she wouldn’t do information conferences to guard her psychological well being and was subsequently fined by the Grand Slam organisers.
Defending champion Iga Swiatek (2/1 fav French Open outright) celebrated her twentieth birthday with a win of Kaja Juvan and Serena Williams (25/1) sealed a hard-fought overcome Irina-Camelia Begu.
Canadian sixth seed Bianca Andreescu, who received the US Open in 2019, fell to a 6-7 7-6 9-7 towards world quantity 85 Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia.
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