The third day of action at the 2022 French Open is behind us, and so far, the second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year has yet to disappoint. We have seen big names stumble, underdogs causing massive upsets, and rookies proving that they belong on the big stage.
Today, we take a look at the most notable games and results from May 25 and provide you with a quick French Open Betting update on what’s happening on the French tennis courts.
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Auger-Aliassime and Isner Come Through
Felix Auger-Aliassime and John Isner have emerged victorious from their 2022 French Open Round 2 bouts and are now headed into the third stage of the Grand Slam.
Of the two, Auger-Aliassime looked much more convincing on Tuesday, when he eliminated Ugo Carabelli in straight sets, with 6-0, 6-3, 6-4, to book a spot in R3 of the French Open, for the first time of his career. He had previously never made it past the first round across two appearances.
On the other side, Isner eliminated the local favorite Barrere in four sets (3-1). Isner had to dig deep to come out ahead from the bout, but it never seemed like he wasn’t in full control, beating the French tennis star 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.
With that victory, Isner is now into R3 of the French Open for the seventh time of his career, as he takes one step closer to claiming his maiden Grand Slam title.
Auger-Aliassime is now set to face off against Filip Krajinovic, who made it past Borna Bojo in the second round. Meanwhile, Isner will face off against Bernabe Zapata Miralles, who stunned Taylor Fritz in R2.
Emma Raducano Crashes Out
For the second Grand Slam, Emma Raducanu suffered a three-set exit from R2, as she suffered another devastating defeat on the big stage on Tuesday. The Romanian tennis superstar lost against Aliaksandra Sasnovich by 6-3, 1-6, 1-6.
As the score would suggest, Sasnovich crushed Raducanu in the third set, but that’s only partly true. Admittedly, Sasnovich has had a purple patch at the start of the second set, but early in the third, Raducanu had her backed on the ropes, soaking up five breakpoints.
That was also the moment when Sasnovich found some excellent ripostes despite being under immense pressure and saved herself from getting dragged into a close affair.
By the end of the match, Sasnovich was the clear best player, having struck 45 winners to 24 unforced errors, which are elite-level figures. On the other side, Raducanu could only manage 17 and 33, respectively.
Interestingly though, those numbers don’t show the real reason why Sasnovich won – her incredible accuracy of drop shots, which served her well on clay. Moreover, it served her well against Raducano, who rarely uses them.
It was an astounding performance from Sasnovich, who earned her spot in the next round of the 2022 French Open. Her next opponent is Angelique Kerber, who Sasnovich will face off against on Friday, May 27.
It will also mark Sasnovich’s first French Open R3 appearance of her career, having never made it this far before. Since her debut in 2016, Sasnovich has crashed out of R1 twice and out of R2 four times – including in 2020 and 2021.