Roland-Garros: end of qualifying and start of the Tournament

This Friday marks the end of the qualifying matches for Roland-Garros. The Tournament begins this Sunday and in Paris the public is already present to enjoy the festivities.

At Roland-Garros, qualifying ends this Friday. The draw for the first matches of the Tournament, which begin on Sunday, took place on Thursday. The stars have arrived in Paris to train and the public is already present in the alleys of Roland. Paris is preparing to live a fortnight under the sign of the little yellow ball.

“Everyone wants to go to Roland-Garros”

The sun, the clay and the cheers of the public! All week, the qualifying matches have been linked. Coming as a neighbour, this young woman already has the impression that Roland-Garros has fully begun: “Ah yes, totally! Everyone is all in and wants to go to Roland-Garros, it’s great!”

International stars have arrived in the capital. The defending champion Iga Swiatek, Novak Djokovic who is aiming for a 23ᵉ Grand Slam title or even the Spanish nugget Carlos Alcaraz.

Five French in the spotlight

Double finalist at Roland-Garros, the Austrian Dominic Thiem gives him his first impressions of Paris: “I think it’s already my tenth time. But I’m always happy to be here. It’s one of my tournaments favourites, I hope I can do better than the last two years”.

It’s been two years since Dominic Thiem lost in the first round. This Friday, the end of qualifying, there are still five French people still able to imitate Lucas Pouille who won his ticket for Roland-Garros on Thursday and who even had the right in the locker room to a guard of honor of ball boys!

Source: Europe1

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