Andrey Rublev will not be able to disturb Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros as he did in Monte Carlo when he beat him in three sets, because the Russian fell on Tuesday in the first round against the German Jan-Lennard Struff. The seed number 7, one of the best players of the year with 29 victories, was not able to overcome a game that was put uphill and finally lost by 6-3, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 3-6 and 6-4 in 3:46 am.
Rublev was Rafa Nadal’s potential rival in the quarterfinals, the round he reached in 2020. It is the fifth time that the 31-year-old Struff, reaches the second round in Paris and will face the Argentine Facundo Bagnis, who beat the French guest Bonzi 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4. The Muscovite did not take advantage of his best serve or his aggressiveness against an opponent who was not behind him in that sense (63 winning shots). Rublev beat him 2-1 in a particular balance that is now tied.
Auger-Aliassime fails again
Felix Auger-Aliassime (20th seed) does not lift his head in the gravel season. The Canadian, whom Toni Nadal trains from Monte Carlo, He does not find the way to win games on clay and this Tuesday he fell to the first exchange in the French Grand Slam against a veteran like Andrea Seppi. The 37-year-old Italian and 98th in the world won 6-3, 7-6 (8), 4-6 and 6-4 in 3:33 and will face in a second round that reaches for the eighth time in Paris to Andreson or Kwon. Auger-Aliassime, 20, also fell last year in his debut and as it is his second participation, He still doesn’t know what it’s like to win at Roland Garros. This year he has a record of four victories and five defeats on clay.
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