We’re back with another French Open Daily Update, where we take a look at what has happened on Stade Roland Garros courts and off the clay.
The French Open already produced a couple of notable events. That includes a few upset wins, as well as a shocking exit of Naomi Osaka, who decided to take some time away from the tennis courts. But there’s plenty to talk about, so let’s get right to it and see what has happened on the French clay. Let’s get right to it so you can continue betting against their French Open odds.
2021 French Open Daily Update – June 1st Update
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- When: May 30 – June 13
- Where: Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France
Naomi Osaka out of French Open
Naomi Osaka is out of the 2021 French Open, and no, this isn’t the case of another upset defeat akin to Dominic Thiem’s loss against Pablo Andujar. Instead, Osaka decided to withdraw from the tournament amid a row over the press conference.
As states by world no.2, taking to press causes her anxiety issues, which was why Osaka declined to attend any post-match press conferences. Her decision earned her a $15,000 fine by the French Open and a warning that should she continue avoiding press conference; she could face expulsion from the tournament.
The 23-year-old, however, beat the tournament organizers to that and withdrew from the second Grand Slam of the year herself. In her announcement, Osaka cited the effect of her interactions with the press on her mental health.
“This isn’t a situation I ever imagined or intended when I posted a few days ago,” said Osaka
“I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players, and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris.”
Osaka was supposed to face Ana Bogdan in the second round after she beat Patricia Maria Tig. Due to Osaka’s withdrawal, the Romanian received a direct bye into round three.
Jennifer Brady eases past Anastasia Sevastova
Australian Open runner-up Jennifer Brady breezed past Anastasija Sevastova on Monday, June 1, with 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round. This matches best performance at French Open from 2018 and 2019.
The 2020 U.S. Open champion has never reached round three at Roland Garros in four starts but is now on an excellent path to lock in her best showing in France to date.
Last year, Brady crashed out of the French Open in the first round, losing to Clara Tauson 4-6, 6-3, 7-9. Regardless, world no.13 traveled to France off her best result on clay earlier this season, when she made it to round three in Madrid.
Brady’s next opponent Fiona Ferro edged past world no. 297 with 6-1, 1-6, 6-4. The two will face off on Tuesday, June 2.
Mikael Ymer beats Roberto Carballes Baena in five sets
Mikael Ymer made it past Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round of the French Open. The world no.105 beat the favored Spaniard in three hours and 36 minutes in the first five-set match of the day.
With this victory, Ymer advances into the second round of Roland Garros, matching his best placement from 2019. To date, the Swede has yet to make it further than R2, although he was somewhat unfortunate with his draws.
In his debut appearance in 2019, Ymer made it past Blaž Rola with 6-3, 6-3, 7-6, but crashed out of French Open with a 1-6, 3-6, 6-7 loss to the eventual quarter-finalist Alexander Zverev in R2. Last year, Ymer had to face Novak Njovović in the first round of the French Open and lost with 0-6, 2-6, 3-6.
This year, Ymer won’t have to face a top-five rated player until at least 1/8 finals, when he will likely cross paths with the “King of Clay,” Rafael Nadal.
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