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Couacaud, Tan, Tsitsipas: 5 reasons to follow the day at Roland-Garros this Tuesday

Young French people accompanying the Greek headliner, the 4th day of Roland-Garros, between sure values ​​and surprises will offer after the parade of stars Nadal and Djokovic, Tuesday, a day full of curiosities.

Serena Williams (n ° 7) opposed to Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu, Alexander Zverev (n ° 6) in contention against Russian Roman Safiulin, Daniil Medvedev (n ° 2, programmed in the night against American Tommy Paul) always on a wire when he has to play on clay or the duel between Karen Khachanov and Kei Nishikori, the 4e day of the French Open, this Wednesday is not lacking in interest.

For Enzo Couacaud. Within a decimated blue delegation, he was the surprise of the start of the tournament. Enzo Couacaud (177e in the ATP ranking), used his invitation card well. He took out Egor Gerasimov, won his very first Grand Slam match (“It was almost a myth for me to finally succeed in playing a Grand Slam table”) and shared his pleasure with a conquered audience. On the menu of his 2e round, the Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta (seed n ° 12).

For Caroline Garcia. Like Gaël Monfils, the Lyonnaise is looking for the spark that will allow her to regain play and consistency. After a 1er solid tour during which she was able to benefit from the support of the public, Caroline Garcia crosses the Slovenian Polona Hercog (73e world). A player she had dominated in 1er round of the last Australian Open: “It’s an interesting game. If she beat Bertens it is because she has qualities on clay. I think it’s going to be a tactical and physical match. ”

For Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek (seed n ° 5), winner of the Monte-Carlo and Lyon tournaments, semi-finalist of the last edition, is one of the key players of the tournament. In the shadow of the top of the table in which Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer cohabit, Stefanos Tsitsipas can gain strength and confidence. “When I play, I always want to surprise in the tournament.” Facing him, this Wednesday, Pedro Martinez (103e worldwide).

For Harmony Tan. At the heart of French tennis in search of results and smiles, Harmony Tan (24 years old; 104e world) stood out by eliminating Alizé Cornet in the 1er tower. His greatest victory. His first in a Grand Slam painting. At 2e round, this talented pianist (eight years of conservatory) will challenge the Czech Marketa Vondrousova (seed n ° 20). By relying on an atypical game: “I don’t play like all the players by hitting all the balls. I try to vary as much as possible with the effects, the ball grips, I use the slice a lot and especially the damping. It bothers some players today. ”

For Cristian Garin. The Chilean (24 years old; 23rd in the world) is among the young players to follow in this tournament. Winner of the 2013 junior tournament, he made clay his specialty (the 5 titles on his record were won on this surface). At 1er round, he got rid of Argentinian Juan Ignacio Londero in 4 sets. This Wednesday, for a place at 3e round, he will face the American Mackenzie McDonald, from the qualifications (119e in the ATP ranking).


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