Today at Roland Garros: top favorite Iga Swiatek among the women, and Belgian doubles duo

With Roland Garros, the tennis season is ready for the second grand slam tournament of the season. We get the program booklet and sort out the appointments that you should not miss today.

Hans Jacobs

These Belgians are playing today

After a few days at Roland Garros, only Elise Mertens remains in singles. David Goffin is out, Marina Zanevska (WTA 89) and Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 84) are out. Today the double men Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen start at Roland. They are immediately presented with a formidable opponent: eighth seed Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic. Gillé and Vliegen are on the Parisian clay court for the fifth time, their best result is a quarter-final.

You should not miss this party(s).

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic did not drop a stitch on Monday, today some shadow favorites in the men will have to show their cards for the first time, such as Holger Rune (against Christopher Eubanks), Daniil Medvedev (against Thiago Seyboth) and Casper Ruud (against Elias Ymer). In the ladies, number one in the world and top favorite Iga Swiatek, against Cristina Busca, starts her tournament.

Daniil Medvedev. — © AP

Another thing you should know

Novak Djokovic has spoken. He won his first match, but then he stirred up controversy again. On the TV camera lens, where players normally write their names, he wrote: “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia, stop the violence.” A political message, Serbia and Kosovo have not been getting along for years and recently violence flared up. Serbia believes that Kosovo belongs to Serbia. Djokovic: “Maybe I will be punished, but I want to support.”

Novak Djokovic. — © REUTERS

Roland Garros takes place from May 28 to June 11. The tournament can be followed live on Eurosport from 11am. In the app of The newspapaer you can go daily for updates, previews and the best reports about the Belgians and the top favorites.

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