The doors to one of the highlights in the tennis world calendar are opened with the start of nothing less than the Roland Garrossecond tournament of grand slam of the year on clay Paris.
The contest that will suffer the absence of Rafael Nadaldefending champion in the French capital, today raffled his main draw with the favorites Carlos Alcaraz (1st) between men and Iga Swiatek (1st) in ladies and with nine Argentines confirmed so far.
The French Open will be played from Sunday May 28 to Sunday June 11 at the complex located in the Parisian neighborhood of Bois de Boulognewill distribute prizes that will be a record of 43,900,000 euros (about 47 million dollars).
The Argentines who entered directly through their ranking are Francisco Cerundolo (28th); Sebastian Baez (44th), Tomás Martín Etcheverry (46°); Pedro Cachin (63rd); Diego Schwartzman (93rd); Federico Coria (94th) and Guido Pela (421°), who will play with a protected ranking. Among the ladies, the only representative of Argentina it will be the rosarina Nadia Podoroska (101st).
In addition, this morning the player from La Plata joined Thiago Tirante (153rd), who passed the qualification, in which they are still competing in the third and final round Camilo Ugo Carabelli (150°), Facundo Diaz Acosta (137°) and Genaro Alberto Olivieri (227°).
The draw for the main draw yielded the following rivals for the Argentine tennis players in the first round: La Rosarina podoroska will be measured with the French Jessica Ponchet (123rd); closing it With the spanish Jaume Munar (77th), baez with the French Gael Monfils (386°); Cachin with the Austrian Dominic Thiem (91st) and coria before the Croatian Borna Coric (16th).
schwartzman will face the Spanish Bernabe Zapata Miralles (37th)the bahiense lefty peel with the French Quentin Hays (87th) and the platense Tight It will be drawn tomorrow when all the qualifying matches have finished.
As for the favourites, the Murcian alcaraz and the serbian Novak Djokovic (3rd) They could meet in an eventual semifinal, since in the last ranking the number two in the world is the Russian Daniil Medvedev (2nd).
Thiago Tirante will play his first Grand Slam at Roland Garros
the argentinian tennis player Thiago Tirante will play his first grand slam is Roland Garros starting next Sunday, after having beaten the Swiss this Thursday in the third and final round of qualifying Dominic Stricker (116th) by 6-3, 1-6 and 6-1.
Tightborn in the silver 22 years ago and is ranked 153 in the world ranking of the atpwon him a Stricker after an hour and 50 minutes of play and thus was able to overcome for the first time a classification of grand slam on his sixth try.
The man from La Plata had not been able to cross the quality in the editions of australian open of 2022 and 2023 and neither in Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open last year.
The Argentine, champion this year in the Morelos challengeris Mexicojoins his eight compatriots who had entered directly by ranking to the grand slam that will be played in Paris.