The 13-time champion and world number three Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Australia’s world number one Ashleigh Barty made the start on Tuesday. They reached the second round of the French Open, their second Grand Slam of the year. Former Switzerland number one Roger Federer made his comeback in the French Open in his fourth and third tournament, defeating qualifier Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in the first round on Monday. Lee.
Third seed Nadal defeated Australian Alexei Papirin 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) in two hours and 23 minutes. Nadal, who was looking for a record 21st Grand Slam title, easily won the first two sets but Papierin took a 5-3 lead in the third set. Nadal took the set to a tie-break by pressing again, where they won 7-1.
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Barty set out to defend his title in 2019, beating American Bernard Pera 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in three hours and winning the match in two hours. Barty did not participate in the French Open last year, when he won Poland’s Inga Sweetek. Barty was away from tennis for 11 months last year due to a coronavirus epidemic, but 2021 has kept him busy. He has a 27-5 record this time around and has won three singles titles.
In the second set, fifth seed Elena Svitolina defeated young wildcard Ocean Bebel 6-2, 7-5. Despite losing 2-5 to advance to the next round, former US number one Venus Williams faced off. Defeat in the first round. The 39-year-old Federer, who was a winner at the 2009 French Open, underwent knee surgery twice in 2020 and was off the court the entire year, playing in the ATP 250 tournaments this year in Doha and Geneva, where he had 1-2.
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In the first round of the French Open, Federer did not experience a single break point in the three sets against Istomin, and the victory took the record against the Uzbek player 8–0. In the second round, Federer will face the 2014 US Open champion Croatia’s Marin Cilic, who defeated French wild card player Arthur Rinderknecht 7-6 (6), 6-1, 6-2. Federer will face Cilic for the 11th time, with a 9-1 record against him. The two have competed in the 2017 Wimbledon final and the 2018 Australian Open final and have won both Swiss players.