French Open Tennis: Brazil’s Seboth Wild thrashes Daniel Medvedev in five-set thriller
In Tennis, World number one Iga Swiatek launched her French Open title defence beating Spain’s Cristina Bucsa 6-4, 6-0 to move into the second round of Women’s Singles yesterday. Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina also moved into the second round after easing to a 6-4, 6-2 win over Czech player Brenda Fruhvirtova.
In Men’s Singles, world number two Daniil Medvedev was knocked out of the French Open by 172nd-ranked Thiago Seyboth Wild in the first round. Brazilian qualifier Wild stunned Medvedev in a five-set thriller at Roland Garros.
It was Medvedev’s fifth loss in the opening round at Roland Garros in seven appearances. In other matches, last year’s finalist Casper Ruud registered a straight-set win over Elias Ymer, while two-time semi-finalist Alexander Zverev moved past South African Lloyd Harris.