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BC-TEN--French Open Glance

May 28, 2019
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal face German qualifiers ranked outside the top 100 in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday. 2018 runner-up Sloane Stephens is also in action on Day 4 at Roland Garros.

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open:

LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play German qualifiers in second-round matches. Federer faces 144th-ranked Oscar Otte in Court Philippe Chatrier, while Nadal meets 114th-ranked Yannick Maden on Court Suzanne Lenglen. While Federer and Nadal have won a combined total of 37 Grand Slam titles, Otte and Maden were a combined 0-3 in matches at major tournaments before this one. Federer is playing at Roland Garros after a four-year absence, while Nadal is aiming for a record-extending 12th title at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. They could meet each other in the semifinals. The opening match in the main stadium on Day 4 will be 2018 French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens against Sara Sorribes Tormo.

WEDNESDAY’S FORECAST

Cloudy. High of 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius)

TUESDAY’S WEATHER

A mix of sun, clouds and rain. High of 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 Celsius)

TUESDAY’S KEY RESULTS

Men’s first round: No. 5 Alexander Zverev beat John Millman 7-6 (4), 6-3, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3; No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro beat Nicolas Jarry 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4; No. 9 Fabio Fognini beat Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3; No. 10 Karen Khachanov beat Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-1, 6-1, 6-4; No. 18 Roberto Bautista-Agut beat Steve Johnson, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2; No. 12 Lucas Pouille beat Simone Bolelli 6-3, 6-4, 7-5; No. 23 Fernando Verdasco beat Daniel Evans 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2; No. 28 Kyle Edmund beat Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5; No. 30 Dusan Lajovic beat Thiago Moura Monteiro 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Women’s first round: No. 1 Naomi Osaka beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 0-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1; No. 3 Simona Halep beat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-1; No. 11 Aryna Sabalenka beat Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-1; No. 14 Madison Keys beat Evgeniya Rodina 6-1, 6-2; Karolina Muchova beat No. 17 Anett Kontaveit 3-6, 6-2, 6-2; No. 21 Daria Kasatkina beat Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-3; No. 22 Bianca Andreescu beat Marie Bouzkova 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; No. 27 Lesia Tsurenko beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2; Victoria Azarenka beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 7-6 (4); Amanda Anisimova beat Harmony Tan 6-3, 6-1.

STAT OF THE DAY

1 — Number of No. 1-seeded women who have lost in the first round at the French Open; it happened to Angelique Kerber in 2017. Naomi Osaka was two points from defeat Tuesday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I feel like I have to believe in myself, and I feel like that’s what I did in this match, even though things weren’t going well.” — Osaka.

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