Carlos Alcaraz (No. 1-Spain) and Novak Djokovic (No. 3-Serbia) have advanced to the second round of the singles competition at the French Open (€49.6 million-US$70.6 million in prize money).

Alcaraz defeated Flavio Covoli (159th-ranked Italy) 3-0 (6-0 6-2 7-5) in the first round of the men’s singles on the second day of competition at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, on Monday (Sept. 29).

Alcaraz, who won last year’s U.S. Open and missed this year’s Australian Open due to injury, extended his winning streak to eight majors.

After winning last year’s US Open, Alcaraz became the first player in history to be ranked No. 1 in men’s singles before turning 20.

Without Rafael Nadal (No. 15-Spain) at this year’s French Open, Alcaraz and Djokovic are the favorites to win the title.

Djokovic also defeated Alexander Kovacevic (114th-ranked USA) 3-0 (6-3 6-2 7-6<7-1>) in the first round.

If Djokovic, this year’s Australian Open champion, wins the French Open, he will set a new record for the most men’s singles titles at a major (23). Currently, Djokovic and Nadal are tied with 22 titles apiece.

In the second round (Round of 64), Alcaraz will face Daniel Taro (No. 112-Japan) and Djokovic will face Marton Puchowicz (No. 83-Hungary).

Alcaraz and Djokovic will meet in the quarterfinals if they continue their winning ways.

In the women’s singles, three “Lucky Losers” – players who didn’t make it through qualifying, but who had to withdraw from the main draw – advanced to the second round.먹튀검증

The biggest upset was Elina Abanesyan (134th – Russia).

After losing 1-2 (7-5 4-6 7-10) to Kayla Day (138th-ranked USA) in the qualifying final of the event in a three-hour, seven-minute match, Abanesyan qualified as a Rookie of the Year and defeated Belinda Bencic (12th-ranked Switzerland) 2-1 (6-3 2-6 6-4) in the first round.

Bencic is the 2021 Olympic gold medalist in women’s singles.

Camila Osorio (No. 86-Colombia) and Alyona Bolsova (No. 131-Spain), who also qualified as Rookie of the Year, continued their good fortune by reaching the second round of the main draw.

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