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Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the 2023 edition of the Roland-Garros tennis tournament. Who will succeed Iga Swiatek and Rafael Nadal on the Parisian Grand Slam charts? Over the matches, and at the leisurely pace of a fifth set – so less frantically than during our usual live sports – we tell you here the essentials of “Roland”.
- Headliners of the day
The Belarusian – who competes under a neutral banner – Aryna Sabalenkano 2 in the world, is opposed to the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk in the women’s draw; among men, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasrunner-up in 2021 and seeded no 5, faces the Czech Jiri Vesely.
This Sunday, ten Tricolores make their entry into the running. At men’s : Adrian Mannarino, Ugo Humbert, Arthur Cazaux, Corentin Moutet, Hugo Grenier, Lucas Pouille et Constant Lestienne. For ladies: Jessika Ponchet, Alizé Cornet et Leolia Jeanjean.
- A little reading while waiting
The art of rebounding by Yannick Noah
Maxime Cressy, last serve and volley ambassador
Alcaraz and Djokovic have an appointment in the semi-finals, several Franco-French duels in the first round
At Roland-Garros, the rebirth of Lucas Pouille after a descent into hell
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Roland-Garros, his first absence from the Paris tournament since 2005
The detailed program for this Sunday can be found here.
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