(VIDEO) Nicolas Jarry wiped out by a ballboy during Moutet loss in our Daily Dose of Social Media

Sunday, 26 May 2024 at 23:30
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The opening day of Roland Garros is complete with some shock wins and some more expected. But with a myriad of matches on all courts, it is time for our Daily Dose of Social Media with what you might've missed.

Jarry gets hit by a ballboy - not his day

Nicolas Jarry was wiped out twice in his Roland Garros opener against Corentin Moutet. First by a ball boy and then by the Frenchman. The Chilean reached the final of Rome but as is the case, he fell early in Paris to a certain Frenchman.
A bit of an entertainer who likes to bring the circus onto the court, it seemed that Jarry was certainly not up for that as he fell 2-6, 1-6, 6-3, 0-6 in the end with all three sets he lost being pretty damning. He also got hit by a ball boy who was running back. Certainly not his day at all.

Andy Murray gives best Ric Flair impression

Andy Murray is known for shouting at his box, but performing a Ric Flair impression is certainly a new one. He was easily beaten on Sunday night by a certain Stan Wawrinka in a battle of the veterans.
Saying goodbye to the French Open for one last time, Murray styled and profiled like 'The Nature Boy' but just like Flair, he has ended up in retirement. At least from the French Open. Makes a change though in Murray's case from screaming at his box, with more of a nuanced version.

Rybakina in a good mood ahead of French Open campaign

Usually deeply engrossed due to the words of coach, Stefano Vukov, Elena Rybakina doesn't usually crack a smile in practice and is all business. But she certainly looked in a good mood on Sunday.
Rybakina was all smiles as she practiced. She will face Greet Minnen on Tuesday to begin her campaign. She also signed autographs for fans afterwards who will be hoping for a great run from the Kazakh.
After she couldn't play last year, she will hope to make up for it with no illness scares.

Allez Richard Gasquet indeed

It was a day for the veterans with Kei Nishikori, Stan Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet making it through. Playing on Court Suzanne Lenglen in likely his final stand, the Frenchman only still plays for the love of the game.
After a chronic back injury for the past 10 years, he has still toiled on the tour and moments like today will make it all worth it. He saw off Borna Coric 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 to reach the second round. The atmosphere was utterly electric for the 37-year-old. A true tennis great in France and one that will likely continue to get high court placings. The video below will certainly show why.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ณ๐ณ๐ณ๐ณ, ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ณ, ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ณ, ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ณ๐ณ๐ณ๐ณ, ๐‘๐ข๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐๐๐, ๐‘๐ข๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐๐๐๐ ๐ŸŽถ A brilliant performance in his own backyard by Richard Gasquet ๐Ÿ™Œ #RolandGarros


Catching a glimpse of Nadal at all costs

Used to the surroundings of Suzanne Lenglen or Philippe Chatrier for practice, Rafael Nadal had to use one of the outside courts in his final preparation for his match with Alexander Zverev tomorrow.
But that didn't stop fans trying to catch a glimpse. Scaling a high fence, Rafa fans descended on the court with no seating or real view in order to watch him practice. Dedication to the cause no doubt.
His practices on the big courts have been full all week with the French fans certainly having Rafa fever. He will face Zverev tomorrow afternoon as the eyes of the sporting world head onto Paris for the potential last stand.

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