French Open day three: Seyboth Wild shocks second seed but Iga Swiatek cruises through

Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild caused the first big shock of the French Open, knocking out second seed Daniil Medvedev in five sets.

In a now wide-open men’s bottom half, there were wins for last year’s finalist Casper Ruud, young Dane Holger Rune and Alexander Zverev.

Defending women’s champion Iga Swiatek pulled away after a tricky start to open her campaign with a 6-4 6-0 win over Cristina Bucsa.

Picture of the day

Holger Rune strikes a backhand in his win over Chris Eubanks (Christophe Ena/AP)

Stat of the day

Shot of the day

Match of the day

A five-hour-10-minute epic played out on Court Eight. To add to the drama, Miomir Kecmanovic demanded to see the supervisor after being given a warning when he hit a ball back that had flown over from another court.

Carrot tops

There is no missing Jannik Sinner’s fan club at Roland Garros this year. The ‘Carota Boys’ have been inspired by their favourite player’s penchant for a mid-match carrot snack. “I have orange hair, and I used to eat a lot of carrots in Vienna,” said Sinner. “It’s a good nickname.”

Venus returns

Venus Williams turns 43 in a couple of weeks but she is not yet ready to follow sister Serena into retirement. The American will play her first tournament since January on grass in the Netherlands, and watch out for her popping up in Birmingham, too. Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina, meanwhile, will play in Eastbourne.

Fallen seeds

Men: Daniil Medvedev (2), Miomir Kecmanovic (31)

Women: Barbora Krejcikova (13), Victoria Azarenka (18), Anhelina Kalinina (25), Sorana Cirstea (30), Marie Bouzkova (31), Shelby Rogers (32)

French Open day three results

French Open results on Tuesday, the third day of the 2023 championships at Roland Garros (x denotes seeded player; players representing Russia and Belarus are banned from competing under the name or flag of their countries):


1st rd

Holger Rune (DEN x6) bt Christopher Eubanks (USA) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2

Gael Monfils (FRA) bt SebastiΓ‘n Baez (ARG) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5

Genaro Olivieri (ARG) bt Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (FRA) 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

Andrea Vavassori (ITA) bt Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB x31) 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (11/9)

Francisco Cerundolo (ARG x23) bt Jaume Munar (ESP) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1

Yannick Hanfmann (GER) bt Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (2/7), 6-4

Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4)

Taylor Fritz (USA x9) bt Michael Mmoh (USA) 6-2, 6-1, 6-1

Tommy Paul (USA x16) bt Dominic Stricker (SUI) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

Nicolas Jarry (CHI) bt Hugo Dellien (BOL) 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

Giulio Zeppieri (ITA) bt Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 6-0, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Casper Ruud (NOR x4) bt Elias Ymer (SWE) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) bt Gregoire Barrere (FRA) 6-2, 6-7 (7/9), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x28) bt Timofey Skatov (KAZ) 6-0, 6-3, 6-2

Alexander Zverev (GER x22) bt Lloyd Harris (RSA) 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/0), 6-1

Alex Molcan (SVK) bt Hugo Gaston (FRA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4

Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN x27) bt J.J. Wolf (USA) 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3

Max Purcell (AUS) bt Jordan Thompson (AUS) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Guido Pella (ARG) bt Quentin Halys (FRA) 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 2-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (10/4)

Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) bt Daniil Medvedev (x2) 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4


1st rd

Iga Swiatek (POL x1) bt Cristina Bucsa (ESP) 6-4, 6-0

Claire Liu (USA) bt Ylena In-Albon (SUI) 6-1, 6-4

Rebecca Peterson (SWE) bt Fiona Ferro (FRA) 6-2, 6-0

Wang Xinyu (CHN) bt Marie Bouzkova (CZE x31) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Bianca Andreescu (CAN) bt Victoria Azarenka (x18) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Emma Navarro (USA) bt Erika Andreeva 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Lauren Davis (USA) bt Zhu Lin (CHN) 6-3, 6-3

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Barbora Krejcikova (CZE x13) 6-2, 6-4

Diane Parry (FRA) bt Anhelina Kalinina (UKR x25) 6-2, 6-3

Mirra Andreeva bt Alison Riske (USA) 6-2, 6-1

Julia Grabher (AUT) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-2, 6-3

Coco Gauff (USA x6) bt Rebeka Masarova (ESP) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Elena Rybakina (KAZ x4) bt Brenda Fruhvirtova (CZE) 6-4, 6-2

Linda Noskova (CZE) bt Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-3, 2-1 – retired

Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) bt Clara Burel (FRA) 7-6 (7/0), 6-2

Petra Martic (CRO) bt Shelby Rogers (USA x32) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Jasmine Paolini (ITA) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM x30) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2

Olga Danilovic (SRB) bt Kateryna Baindl (UKR) 6-3, 6-2

Oceane Dodin (FRA) bt Selena Janicijevic (FRA) 0-6, 6-2, 6-1

Ons Jabeur (TUN x7) bt Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 6-4, 6-1

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