The opening round of the 2022 French Open is behind us, and the second Grand Slam tournament of the year surely did not disappoint. It featured some of the best tennis players in the world competing on the French clay courts, and, for the most part, they produced expected results.
Yet a few matches stood out, leaving the tennis world in shock and only adding to the excitement of what the second round of the 2022 French Open will bring. Let’s have a look at our French Open update after day 1 of Roland-Garros action so you can keep betting against the French Open Odds.
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Ons Jabeur and Gabrine Muguruiza Crash Out
One of the tournament’s top players and the 2016 champion, Gabrine Muguruiza, has suffered a devastating defeat in the opening round of the 2022 French Open, losing to veteran Kaia Kanepi 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. With that, Muguruiza became just another name on the list of big players who haven’t had a good day in Paris.
Perhaps even more surprising than Muguruza’s defeat was Ons Jabeur’s loss in the opening round when she had to admit defeat to Poland’s Maga Linette.
The world no.56 put on a terrific display on Sunday, proving not only that she can compete with the best but that she can also claim big scalps, as she defeated the current no.6 in the women’s tennis world in three sets 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5.
Thiem’s Woes Continue
Although Dominic Thiem wasn’t priced as one of the favorites to win in France, his R1 exit has shocked the tennis world. The Austrian tennis star, who made the finals of the French Open twice before, got ousted from the French tennis event by world number 87 Hugo Dellen, who defeated Thiem in straight sets.
Thiem’s defeat, while a surprising one, was hardly shocking. The Austrian tennis star hasn’t had the best start to the season, and it seems like he has yet to find his footing, or better said, Thiem has yet to fully recover from his injury.
Interestingly, Thiem has yet to win a match since March’s wrist injury. That includes first-round exits from Challenger Marbella, Serbia Open, Estoril Open, Madrid Open, Italian Open, Geneva Open, and now the French Open.
Moreover, Thiem has won just one set across those seven tournaments, and even that came in the Serbia Open, where he lost against Millman 3-6, 6-3, 4-6.
Felix Auger Aliassime Steps Up
While some of the biggest names in the tennis world crashed out of the 2022 French Open, Felix Auger Aliassime made a spectacular comeback in R1 to edge his way into the second round of the Grand Slam.
The world no.9 faced off against Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas and soon found himself two sets down before turning on his jets to complete an incredible comeback. Felix showed nerves of steel to claim the next two sets to level the match and completed the comeback with 2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-6, 6-3.
With an incredible comeback win, Auger Aliassime locked in his career-best placement at the French Open, having crashed out of R1 in both of his last two visits (2020, 2021). With that, Felix Auger Aliassime continues his strong results at Grand Slams.
He made QF in Wimbledon, SF in U.S. Open, and added another QF in Australia earlier this year. Those mark Auger Aliassime’s best Grand Slam placements of his career.