Roland Garros 2010 Men’s 1st Round

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The 2010 Roland Garros men’s main draw singles matches began on Sunday 23 May and will continue over 3 days. Play begins each day at 11am local time in Paris, France. Roland Garros is pronounced Rroh-LON Gah-RROSS in French. This post will be updated for 3 days to include all of the 1st round men’s singles results.

UPDATED NEWS and RESULTS: last updated Wednesday 26 May at 3pm Paris time.

On Day 1, Sunday 24 May, 15 matches were played. On Day 2, 29 matches were played, which leaves the final 20 1st round matches to be played today. On Day 2 only 2 seeded players were defeated No.27 seed Feliciano Lopez and last year’s quarter finalist, No.21 seed Tommy Robredo. On Day 3 another 2 seeds were knocked out, No.18 seed Sam Querrey and No.26 seed Juan Monaco.

In 3 matches on Day 2 players came back to win after being 2 sets to love down, including 2009 Roland Garros quarter finalist Andy Murray. These matches are bolded below.

Pictured above is 23 year old French man Richard Gasquet preparing to unleash his single handed backhand. The former World No.7 has one of the most deadly backhand’s in the world but his fitness let him down as he let a 2 sets to love lead slip against No.4 seed Andy Murray yesterday.

Florian Mayer withdrew and he was replaced in the draw against No.13 seed Gael Monfils by Lucky Loser (LL) Dieter Kindlmann of Germany. In an amazing match, qualifier Michael Yani of the USA lost in 4 hours and 56 minutes by 10 games to 12 in the 5th and final set to Slovakian Lukas Lacko.

1st round matches completed on Day 3 – Tuesday 25 May:

  1. (6) Roddick d. Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
  2. Blaz Kavcic d. Eduardo Schwank 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 4-0 retired
  3. (Q) Teimuraz Gabashvili d. Daniel Koellerer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
  4. (Q) Greg Zemlja d. (26) Monaco 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
  5. (22) Melzer d. Dudi Sela 7-5, 6-2, 6-4
  6. (WC) Nicolas Mahut d. Mischa Zverev 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
  7. Xavier Malisse v. Simon Greul unfinished, Malisse leads 2 sets to love
  8. (9) Ferrer d. (WC) David Guez 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
  9. (16) Ferrero d. Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
  10. Pere Riba d. Marc Gucquel 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
  11. Potito Starace d. Illya Marchenko 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
  12. Robby Ginepri d. (18) Querrey 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 6-2
  13. (7) Verdasco d. Igor Kunitsyn 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
  14. Florent Serra d. Michael Russell 6-4, 6-0, 6-1
  15. Andreas Seppi d. (LL) Santiago Ventura 7-5, 6-4, 7-5
  16. (30) Kohlschreiber d. Karol Beck 7-6 (9-7), 6-1, 6-1
  17. (28) Lleyton Hewitt d. Jeremy Chardy 7-5, 6-0, 6-4
  18. Denis Istomen d. Benjamin Becker 7-5, 7-5, 6-3
  19. Horacio Zeballos d. (Q) Martin Fischer 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (8-10), 1-6, 6-4, 8-6
  20. (2) Nadal d. (WC) Gianni Mina 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

1st round match results from Day 2 – Monday 24 May:

  • (Q) Reister d. (27) Lopez 6-1, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
  • Troicki d. (21) Robredo 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
  • (1) Federer d. Luczak 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
  • (3) Djokovic d. Korolev 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
  • (4) Murray d. Gasquet 4-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
  • (12) Gonzalez d. (Q) Alves 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • (13) Monfils d. (LL) Kindlmann 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
  • (14) Ljubicic d. Lu 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, 6-3
  • (15) Berdych d. (Q) Aguilar 7-6 (9-7), 6-3, 6-1
  • (17) Isner d. Golubev 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
  • (19) Almagro d. Haase 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
  • (20) Wawrinka d. Hajek 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
  • (24) Bellucci d. Llodra 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
  • (25) Baghdatis d. (Q) Witten 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
  • (31) Hanescu d. O.Hernandez 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • O.Rochus d. (Q) Paire 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 7-5
  • Granollers d. Mathieu 3-6, 6-3, 3-0 retired
  • Dent d N. Lapentti 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
  • Gimeno-Traver d. Tursunov 6-1, 6-1, 6-1
  • (WC) Ball d. Petzschner 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 7-5, 9-7
  • (Q) Schukin d. Ram 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
  • Nishikori d. Giraldo 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 6-4
  • Dolgopolov Jnr d. Clement 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • (Q) Andujar d. (Q) Bolelli 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 6-2
  • Beck d. Lorenzi 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • L.Mayer d. Stakhovsky 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-2
  • Darcis d. Vliegen 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
  • Fish d. Berrer 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
  • Lacko d. (Q) Yani 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (5-7) , 12-10

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The biggest upset thus far was by Frenchman Julien Benneteau when he defeated one of the best performed players in this year’s clay court season, No.23 seed Ernests Gulbis. Gulbis defeated Roger Federer in Rome and is the only player to have won a set off of Rafael Nadal this clay court season.

The most epic match thus far was No.8 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s 7-5 in the 5th and final set victory after 3 hours and 43 minutes. The 25 year old Tsonga made the round of 16 last year in his best result at his home Grand Slam tournament.

The French fans prefer Tsonga over Gael Monfils and would love to see the 1.88m Tsonga break the 27 year drought since the last French man won Roland Garros (Yannick Noah in 1983).

Tsonga’s career high ranking is World No.6 and his best result in a Grand Slam singles event is being a runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open. Tsonga won his biggest career title in Paris when he won the 2008 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event.

Tsonga will have huge support from the crowd and will be looking to go one better than his runner-up effort in Australia in 2008 and triumph here on Sunday 6 June in the men’s singles final. He has a long way to go, but he is a great entertainer on court.

Tsonga is pictured above swinging through to the contact point for this forehand drive. The 15 matches played yesterday where all from the top half of the draw.

There are another 49 matches 1st round matches to be played over the next 2 days. For further details about the men’s event you can visit -> Roland Garros Men’s Schedule of Play and Roland Garros 2010 Men’s Singles.

Results from Sunday 23 May:

  • (5) Soderling d. (WC) Recouderc 6-0, 6-2, 6-3
  • (8) Tsonga d. Brands 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5
  • (10) Cilic d. Ricardo Mello 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • Benneteau d. (23) Gulbis 6-4, 6-2, 1-0 retired
  • (11) Youzhny d. Michal Prezysiezny 6-1, 6-0, 6-4
  • (Q) Ouanna d. Kubot 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-4
  • (Q) Kamke d. Robert 6-0, 6-4, 6-3
  • De Bakker d. (Q) Patience 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
  • Falla d. Tipsarevic 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
  • Chiudinelli d. (Q) Devvarman 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
  • Chela d. (WC) Sweeting 6-0, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
  • (32) Garcia-Lopez d. Schuettler 7-5, 6-4, 6-2
  • Fognini d. Massu 6-1, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • (WC) Roger-Vasellin d. Anderson 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
  • (29) Montanes v. (Q) Galvani 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information about the 2010 Roland Garros Championships for both the men’s and women’s events. Click this link for more details -> Roland Garros: French Open 2010 May 18 – June 6.

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