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LIVE IN THE TICKER | Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz start at the French Open

LIVE IN THE TICKER |  Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz start at the French Open
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Will Novak Djokovic defend his title, Rafael Nadal take the crown for the 14th time, hit teenager Carlos Alcaraz or will Alexander Zverev triumph in a Grand Slam event for the first time?

There will be special French Opens this year. Not only because of the stars, but also because of the new regulations.

In the future, a tie-break of up to ten points will be played in Paris as well as in Wimbledon, at the US Open and the Australian Open with a score of 6: 6 in the final round.

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However, the co-favorites Zverev and Alcaraz will do everything today (here is the Sunday schedule) to ensure that there is no fifth set in the first place.

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The most important games and results:

  • Sloane Stephens (US) – Jule Niemeier (GER) – 5:7, 6:4. 6:2
  • Hugo Dellien (BOL) – Dominic Thiem (AUT) – 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 4
  • Sorana Cirsta (ROU/26) – Tatyana Maria (GER) – 6:3, 6:3
  • Jaume Munar (ESP) – Daniel Altmaier (GER) – 6:1, 6:3, 4:6, 6:3
  • approx. 5 p.m.: Alexander Zverev (GER/3) – Sebastian Ofner (AUT)
  • approx. 6:00 p.m.: Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) – Carlos Alcaraz (ESP/6)

2:08 p.m. – Altmaier – Munar – 1: 6, 3: 6, 6: 4, 3: 6

Is that annoying for Altmaier: double fault due to a foot fault. Shortly thereafter, Munar gets the match point. He puts pressure on and forces the Germans to make mistakes. Out for Daniel Altmaier in round one!

2:03 p.m. – Altmaier – Munar – 1: 6, 3: 6, 6: 4, 3: 5

Both win their next service game. When Munar wins the game, there are discussions when a slice from Altmaier is first given out and then good. It turns out, however, that the punch really was off the mark.

1:53 p.m. – Altmaier – Munar – 1: 6, 3: 6, 6: 4, 2: 4

After all: Altmaier gets a break back. The German has also had a lot of support from Munar, who made a lot of quick mistakes. Only 4:2 but still with a break lead from the Spaniard’s point of view.

1:42 p.m. – Altmaier – Munar – 1: 6, 3: 6, 6: 4, 0: 3

Altmaier conceded a break early in the fourth set. And now Munar has two more break chances thanks to a net roller. And in the second, Altmaier’s backhand error follows. with a double break, the German is behind in the third set.

1:34 p.m. – Stephens – Niemeier 5: 7, 6: 4, 6: 2

Match point for Stephens after a mistake by Niemeier. And then the American puts pressure on the forehand from the half-field and converts the third set to 6: 2 against the German.

1:28 p.m. – Stephens – Niemeier 5: 7, 6: 4, 5: 2

Despite a bandaged thigh and although she only runs to the balls with half her strength, Niemeier gets three break chances. And with a forehand winner, she takes the service from Stephens and shortens it to 2:5. But of course there is still a long way to go in round two.

1:20 p.m. – Stephens – Niemeier 5: 7, 6: 4, 5: 0

The third set between Sloane Stephens and Jule Altmaier is now very fast. And unfortunately from the point of view of the ailing Germans. Niemeier is 0:5 behind.

1:18 p.m. – Altmaier – Munar – 1: 6, 3: 6, 6: 4

Daniel Altmaier keeps the chance of moving into the second round alive. The German wins set three against Jaume Munar 6:4.

1:12 p.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 4

Dellien’s forehand cross against Thiem’s ​​running direction lands right on the line. Two match points for the Bolivian. And then he lets the serve winner follow. Dominic Thiem conceded the seventh defeat in the seventh match since his comeback and still has a lot of work to do if he wants to get back to his old form.

1:09 p.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 6: 3, 6: 2, 5: 3

Thiem serves against the loss of the match. After a strong serve, the Viennese put pressure on and secured the ball with the smash on the net. And he transforms it with an ace. At least Thiem forces his opponent to serve himself. It’s just a break.

1:01 p.m. – Stephens – Niemeier 5: 7, 6: 4

Jule Niemeier has to go into the third set. The German lost round two against Sloane Stephens 4: 6.

12:56 p.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 6: 3, 6: 2, 4: 2

Thiem still turned the point to 2: 3. Dellien then had no trouble increasing to 4:2. The Bolivian has been the better player on the pitch since the first minute. The audience tries to cheer on Thiem again with “Domi, Domi” chants.

12:49 p.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 6: 3, 6: 2, 3: 1

Thiem’s ​​pass sails out. Again Dellien has a break ball. Thiem fends it off with a serve and volley, which you rarely see on sand. But then the Bolivian caught the Austrian on the wrong foot at the net and got the next break chance. Thiem can fend them off too. Basically, these are already hidden match points for Dellien.

12:42 p.m. – Stephens – Niemeier 5: 7, 3: 3

Niemeier provides Stephens with a match at eye level. The German is also very aggressive and often looks for the winner. It’s 3:3 in the second set.

12:32 p.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 6: 3, 6: 2, 1: 0

And the third sentence also starts very badly for Thiem. He has to give up his first service game. The Austrian serves a double fault at breakball for Dellien.

12:26 p.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 6: 3, 6: 2

Dellien serves to win the set. With a backhand attack right on the baseline, the Bolivian gets two set balls. With a service winner, he immediately transforms the first to 6:2. That will be a very high hurdle for Thiem.

12:19 p.m. – Cirstea – Maria – 6:3, 6:3

The tournament is over for Tatjana Maria. The German was beaten 3:6, 3:6 by Sorana Cirstea from Romania after 64 minutes.

12:16 p.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 6: 3, 4: 1

That could have been the preliminary decision for the second set. Dellien has breakball again. And then Thiem comes to the net, but leaves the field open, and Dellien scores cross to 4: 1.

12:11 p.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 6: 3, 3: 1

That doesn’t look good for Thiem at the moment. The Austrian also had to give up a service game in the second set. But of course nothing is lost here.

12:06 p.m. – Altmaier – Munar – 1: 6, 1: 3

So far, however, things have not gone according to plan with Daniel Altmaier. The German not only lost set one against Jaume Munar from Spain 1: 6, but is also already a break behind in set two.

12:00 p.m. Stephens-Niemeier 5-7

There’s the set win for Niemeier! The German remains patient during the rally and converts her second set ball with a nice passing shot to make it 7:5.

11:57 a.m. Stephens-Niemeier 5-7

Jule Niemeier sniffs the set win. The German already served to win the set at a score of 5: 4, but then conceded the break. Now she has another chance with another break against Sloane Stephens at 6: 5. At 30:30 she gets the set ball with a great forehand winner. But she forgives that with a quick mistake. It’s about debut.

11:55 a.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 6:3

Dellien serves to win the set. With a strongly placed backhand, Thiem makes the point at 30:30. But then Dellien shines with a very good backhand longline and gets the set ball. Thiem’s ​​mistake in the cross to 6: 3 for Dellien follows.

11:48 am – Cirstea – Maria – 6:3

The first set ended in sixth place. Tatjana Maria has to give up the round against the Romanian Sorana Cirstea with 3:6.

11:47 a.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 5: 2

One of Dellien’s good weapons so far is the serve. The first service has so far been more than 90 percent. And while he doesn’t put it particularly hard, he places it in such a way that Thiem has trouble getting the ball into the opponent’s field. So Dellien has often scored the points even with tighter scores. 5: 2 for the Bolivian.

11:38 a.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 4: 1

Now Thiem is sniffing the rebreak. With the winner at the net, the Viennese makes the point to 40:40 when his opponent serves. But Dellien holds his serve. With the game ball, he cleverly lures Thiem to the net with a stop and converts with the passing ball.

11:33 a.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 3: 1

Thiem’s ​​longline gets stuck on the edge of the net. Three break points for Dellien. And on the third, Thiem completely overruns the backhand from the half-field and the ball flies far out. 3:1 for Dellien. And that was in the air.

11:28 a.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 2: 1

Thiem stayed cool and still won his game to make it 2-1. Overall, Dellien makes a slightly more aggressive impression in the initial phase. Thiem is still passive. But that’s no wonder given his negative series since his comeback. For him, it’s also about finding the rhythm of the game.

11:19 a.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 1: 0

Thiem struggled equally in his first service game. With a forehand winner at the net, Dellien makes the point to 40:40. Thiem then messes up the longline and the Austrian has breakball against him. The former finalist fends it off strongly from the half field.

11:11 a.m. – Dellien – Thiem – 1: 0

The action in Roland-Garros begins. Dellien has just won his first service game against Thiem. The man from Bolivia can be a very treacherous opponent, especially on sand.

INFO – The Germans on day one

Four Germans are already in action today. From a German perspective, the focus is on the appearance of Olympic champion Alexander Zverev against Sebastian Ofner from Austria. The match should start in the late afternoon. But Jule Niemeier, Tatjana Maria and Daniel Altmaier are already on duty at 11:00 a.m.

Thiem fights against negative series

Things get serious for Dominic Thiem at 11:00 a.m. The two-time French Open finalist and former US Open champion has only suffered defeats since his comeback at the end of March – six in total. In Roland-Garros he now wants to break the curse and meets the Bolivian Hugo Dellien in round one.

Exclusive: Mischa Zverev on Alex Zverev’s chances

Mischa Zverev reveals in the Eurosport podcast Das Gelbe vom Ball that the role of favorite was discussed controversially at a joint dinner in the Zverev camp. “Sascha said that the betting providers predict that Alcaraz would have the best chance of winning the French Open,” said Mischa Zverev. But the fact that the shooting star from Murcia is now being treated as a promising candidate for winning the Coupe des Mousquetaires annoys the Olympic champion. “Then he said: ‘You know, when it was Nadal or Djokovic back then, it was okay. Now Alcaraz – no!'” Mischa quotes his brother as saying.

  • Listen to the new podcast episode with Mischa Zverev now:

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