Paris (AP) – After three days of the first round, the French Open will slowly start on Wednesday with the start of the second round. There are also two German men and a Grand Slam winner in doubles.
ALEXANDER ZVEREV: Second appearance at this year’s French Open brings Alexander Zverev back to Center Court In the last game of the day, the German number one meets Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Four years ago, the two faced each other at the Stade Roland Garros. At that time, Zverev won in four sets. “It will certainly be another match with another Sascha Zverev on the field,” Herbert said about the US Open finalist.
DOMINIK KOEPFER: The Davis Cup player caught a tough opponent in Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka. Wawrinka outclassed Briton Andy Murray in three sets in the first round and won the title in Paris in 2015. But Koepfer also plays very well on clay this year, most recently in the quarter-finals in Rome. “I feel good and enter the race with a lot of confidence,” said Koepfer. “I’m already figuring out something.”
LAURA SIEGEMUND: On Tuesday, the Swabian surprised in singles with the victory over French Kristina Mladenovic. Now she is challenged again in the doubles – again with the Russian Vera Swonarewa. The duo won the US Open in New York about two weeks ago and are bearing fruit in Paris. It starts against the two French women Alizé Cornet and Pauline Parmentier.