Nick Kyrgios, Roland Garros 2017

It’s already over for Nick Kyrgios beaten by big server Kevin Anderson. The South African rallied from a set and a break down to stun the 18th seed 5-7 6-4 6-1 6-2. He will face Kyle Edmund in the third round.

Enjoy a few pictures from Kyrgios’ practice session with Jack Sock on Saturday.

Lleyton Hewitt was watching his fellow compatriot at work:

Lleyton Hewitt

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Alexander Zverev, Roland Garros 2017

Mats Wilander who knows a thing or two about winning the French Open, said Zverev made a beginner’s mistake by accepting to stop play at one set all against Verdasco on Monday evening. It was 8.30, Zverev had just leveled the match at one set apiece, had the momentum, and had time to play and win the third set before darkness. But they stopped.
A good move for the experienced Verdasco, a dangerous floater, who enjoys those big matches on big courts. A bad move for the young Zverev who probably underestimated his opponent, and listened a bit too much to media and fans who saw him as a contender for the victory here this year. Result: 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 for Verdasco.

It is the first time since 1957 and Nicolas Pietrangelli defeat to Mal Anderson, that the Rome champion falls in the opening round at Roland Garros.

Enjoy a few pictures from Alexander’s practice on Thursday:

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev

Juan Martin Del Potro, Roland Garros 2017

The 2009 US Open champion returns to Roland Garros for the first time since his quarterfinal loss to Federer in 2012, and won his opening match 6-2 6-1 6-4 over qualifier and recent Munich finalist Guido Pella. He faces Nicolas Almagro tomorrow on court 2.

Enjoy a few pictures from his training session last Friday:

Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro

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Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2017 outfit

Now that Novak Djokovic has switched from Uniqlo to Lacoste, Kei Nishikori is the only top player sponsored by the Japanese brand. Let’s take a look at the outfit he will be wearing on the Parisian clay courts:

Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2017 outfit

Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2017 outfit

Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2017 outfit

Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2017 outfit

Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2017 outfit

Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2017 outfit

Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2017 outfit

Kei Nishikori Roland Garros 2017 outfit

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Angelique Kerber, Roland Garros 2017

It’s already over for world number one Angelique Kerber knocked out by Eketerina Makarova 6-2 6-2. Given Kerber’s pretty bad results this year, it hardly comes as a surprise.
With that defeat, she became the first top-seed woman in the Open era to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros. She joins Virginia Ruzici (Australian Open 1979), Steffi Graf (Wimbledon 1994) and Martina Hingis (Wimbledon 1999 and 2001) as top seed who have fallen in the first round of a Grand Slam.

I watched Kerber at practice on court Lenglen on Thursday and I must say I was impressed neither by the intensity nor the quality of her training session. Enjoy a few pictures:

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Kei Nishikori, Roland Garros 2017

Lots of Japanese fans were on court number one to watch Kei practice with his coach Michael Chang. Nishikori will debut his Roland Garros campaign against Thanasi Kokkinakis on Tuesday. How far do you think he can go?

Enjoy a few pictures from the training session:

Kei Nishikori

Michael Chang

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