French Open 2024: Rublev and Osaka in action at Roland Garros on day one – live

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We’re on serve in our two main matches, Hunbert leading Sonego – who’s just flipped low around the net for a cheeky winner – 1-0, while Rublev is 2-1 up on Daniel.

Also today, we’ve got Nicolas Jarry – keep an eye on him, he’s a threat – playing Corentin Moutet, a local boy with flair for weeks; second on 12, Jack Draper meets Jesper De Jong, a Dutch qualifier; and Richard Gasquet meets Borna Coric.

To begin with, I’m watching Andrey Rublev (6) v Taro Daniel – that’s a tricky start for the seed, who begins yet another quest to beat a higher-ranked player in a Slam. Otherwise, I’m on Ugo Humbert (17) v Lorenzo Sonego – that too should be fun – and Marie Bouzková v Veronika Kudermetova (29).

Zut alors! For the first time in a long time, we arrive at Roland Garros without any sort of clue what’ll happen in the men’s competition – Novak Djokovic is out of form and Rafael Nadal has no form – but a very good of idea of how the women’s will go – Iga Swiatek looks impregnable. Except both Djokovic and Nadal are more than capable of switching it on, while Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka are improving fast enough to aggravate Swiatek. Chauette!

Today, though, we settle into things with various brilliant others – Naomi Osaka, Carlos Alcaraz, Jelena Ostapenko, Andrey Rublev and Barbora Krejcikova are all in action, so let’s get on with it! On y va!


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