Emil Rossofori had to fight to advance in the French Open. Even opposition led to a drawn out match. World number two Daniil Medvedev lost his opening match and was eliminated from the tournament.
Ruusuvuori’s start to the tournament was not easy. The match against Gregoire Barrier of France lasted a full four hours and fourteen minutes. The long game can be traced back to the even players. That is, Ruusuvuori ranks 46th in the ATP rankings, while his opponent Barrére ranks 58th.
The Finn started strongly and won the first set with a score of 6-2. In the next two sets, the victory went to the Frenchman, who enjoyed great support from the fans of the home team.
However, Ruusuvuori shone in the last two sets and finally won by numbers 3-2 (6-2, 6-7, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4). In the second round, Rossofori will meet Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria. Dimitrov ranks 29th in the ATP rankings.
The world number two and one of the big favorites, Daniil Medvedev, unexpectedly lost already in the first round. The winner of the match was instead Siput Wild of Brazil who finished 172nd. The final score was written as 3-2 in favor of Wild (7-6, 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4).
– I saw Daniel play when I was younger and I always dreamed of playing here and facing the big players. “It’s a dream come true,” says Siboth Wild. According to SVT.
The masses were not on Medvedev’s side. In the fourth set, Medvedev tried to argue with the referee about where the ball landed, when the crowd responded by booing. Medvedev tried to silence the crowd by placing his finger over his mouth.
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Harri Heliövaara also participates in the French Open. He plays doubles with Lloyd Glasspool of Great Britain.
Heliovaara and Glaspol won 2-1 in two sets over Alexander Erlerin and Lukas Midlerin of Austria (7-6, 4-6, 6-3).
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