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Hello and welcome to protection from the French Open as Daniel Evans will get his marketing campaign underway in opposition to Holger Rune.

This is the primary assembly between the 2 gamers and each come into the match in quest of type and confidence.

Evans has did not get previous the primary spherical in his previous 5 ATP Tour stage tournaments and not too long ago dropped to the Challenger Tour to achieve confidence. But he was overwhelmed by 19-year-old Shang Juncheng from China within the quarter-finals.

Earlier this month, Evans break up from coach Sebastian Prieto for the second time after a breakdown of their relationship.

Rune stays among the best younger abilities on the ATP Tour however has additionally been struggling this yr for outcomes and consistency.

With Andy Murray, Jack Draper and Cameron Norrie already on the market will likely be hope on the LTA that a minimum of one British man makes it previous the primary spherical. Evans is the final hope, and on the ladies’s facet the final hope is Katie Boulter, who faces Paula Badosa later this night. Two poor outcomes and it might imply all of Britain’s singles curiosity over earlier than the primary Tuesday is over.

Elsewhere right this moment, fourth seed Elena Rybakina beat Belgium’s Greet Minnen 6-2 6-3, overcoming a late fightback to ease via to the second spherical. Australian Open finalist Zheng Qinwen beat crowd favorite Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-1 within the Frenchwoman’s twentieth and ultimate look at Roland Garros.

It was a very good day for second seed Aryna Sabalenka, who breezed into the second spherical because of her 6-1, 6-2 demolition job on Erika Andreeva. The extremely rated Russian teenager must put this defeat right down to expertise, she merely had no reply to the Belarusian this afternoon.

Norwegian seventh seed Casper Ruud, French Open runner-up within the final two years, beat Brazilian qualifier Felipe Alves 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to succeed in the second spherical.

And final yr’s quarter-finalist Tomas Etcheverry beat Frenchman Arthur Cazaux 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.