After the surprise elimination of Daniil Medvedev, the bottom of the men’s table suddenly opened up. Casper Ruud (n°4) opposed to the young Italian Giulio Zeppieri (21 years old; 129th), like Jannik Sinner (n°8) opposed to the German Daniel Altmaier (79th) can advance serenely but must be wary not to Seeing yourself too beautiful, too soon. Scarecrow’s private tableau parties sharpen ambitions. In the women’s draw, the Polish Iga Swiatek (n°1) started off on the right foot after the alert following her retirement in the quarter-finals in Rome attacks the second step against the American Claire Liu (102nd). Elena Rybakyna (n°4), titled in Rome, will be opposed to the Czech Linda Noskova (50th).

Most of the French players competing this Thursday will all be wearing the “underdogs” costume. In the private blue clan of Gaël Monfils, injured in the left wrist and forced to forfeit before his match against Holger Rune, the French chances will rest on Arthur Rinderknech, who beat Richard Gasquet will face the American Taylor Fritz (n ° 9) , Océane Dodin opposed to Ons Jabeur (“It is not by holding back my game that I will manage to win. I will try to have fun, to take advantage and in the state of mind to win you never know what it can happen. It will be a very complicated match but I can’t wait”) and Diane Parry, she will see the Russian prodigy Mirra Andreeva tumble.

Court Philippe-Chatrier (from 11:45) Giulio Zeppieri (ITA) – Casper Ruud (NOR/No.4)Iga Swiatek (POL/No.1) – Claire Liu (USA)Oceane Dodin (FRA) – Ons Jabeur (TUN). /n°7)

Pas avant 20:15 Alexander Zverev (GER/n°22) – Alex Molcan (SLQ)

Court Suzanne-Lenglen, (from 11 a.m.) Elena Rybakina (KAZ/n°4) – Linda Noskova (RTC) Jannik Sinner (ITA/n°8) – Daniel Altmaier (ALL) Julia Grabher (AUT) – Coco Gauff (USA/n°6) Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) – Taylor Fritz (USA/n°9)

Court Simonne-Mathieu (from 11 a.m.) Kayla Day (USA) – Madison Keys (USA/n°20) Diane Parry (FRA) – Mirra Andreeva (RUS) Aslan Karatsev (RUS) – Frances Tiafoe (USA/n° 12) Alexander Zverev (GER/n°22) – Alex Molcan (SLQ)

Court n°14 (à partir de 11 heures) Tomas Etcheverry (ARG) – Alex De Minaur (AUS/n°18) Bernarda Pera (USA) – Donna Vekic (CRO/n°22) Tommy Paul (USA/n°16 ) – Nicolas Jarry (CHI) Bianca Andreescu (CAN) – Emma Navarro (USA)

Court n°7, (from 11 hours) Diana Shnaider (RUS) – Beatriz Haddad Maria (BRE/n°14)Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) – Grigor Dimitrov (BUL/n°28)Marcos Giron (USA) – Jiri Lehecka (RTC)Lauren Davis (USA) – Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

Court n°6 (from 11 hours) Borna Coric (CRO/n°15) – Pedro Cachin (ARG)Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS/n°23) – Anna-Lena Friedsam (ALL)Jasmine Paolini (ITA) – Olga Danilovic (SER)Francisco Cerundolo (ARG/n°23) – Yannick Hanfmann (ALL)

Court n°9 (from 11 a.m.) Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) – Simona Waltert (SUI) Guido Pella (ARG) – Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRE)

Court n°12 (from 11 hours) Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) – Petra Martic (CRO)Rebecca Peterson (SUE) – Xiyu Wang (CHI)Thiago Agustin Tirante (ARG) – Zhizhen Zhang (CHI)

Court No. 13 (from 11:00) Anna Karilona Schmieldova (SVQ) – Aliona Bolsova (ESP) Yoshihito Nishioka (JAP/No. 27) – Max Purcell (AUS) Genaro Alberto Olivieri (ARG) – Andrea Vavassori (ITA)

Spectators will have every interest in rushing to the Simonne-Mathieu court in the middle of the day. Firstly because there will be Diane Parry on the court but also because the Frenchwoman will be opposed to one of the many rough diamonds of Russian tennis: the very young Mirra Andreeva. The 16-year-old qualifying player (ranked 143rd in the WTA) plays in the south of France. She has a record of 21 wins and 2 losses this season. She saw her first appearance in a large painting, with freshness and ambition. His first goal was to enter the Top 150 (143rd). Then: “Maybe it would be to win a Grand Slam tournament, the US Open. We’ll see…”

38.291. This is the number of seats available at the Roland-Garros stadium, which has 18 courts in total. 613,586 visitors were recorded last year over the three weeks of the event.

The longest clay-court match played at Roland Garros lasted 6 hours and 33 minutes at the 2004 French Open. Fabrice Santoro beat Arnaud Clément in the first round over two days: 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 16-14. It was the longest match in history until Wimbledon 2010 where John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut after 11 hours.

Cashing in a bagel is not very glorious, it corresponds to a severe score of 6-0. This expression was coined by Bud Collins, an American journalist. It refers to the shape of the bagel, a bun of Polish origin displaying a shape of 0.