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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took the opening set on a tiebreak

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Follow live updates from the French Open as round one continues on the third day of play at Roland Garros. Daniil Medvedev has opened his campaign with a comfortable victory against Facundo Bagnis, who looked to be struggling with a calf injury. The US Open champion and Australian Open finalist has the chance to regain his spot at World No 1 if he advances further than Novak Djokovic in Paris, and now has his first victory since returning from hernia surgery.

Later on, last year’s French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas should face a tougher first-round match against 20-year-old Italian Lorenzo Musetti, while Paula Badosa, Aryna Sabalenka and Simona Halep star on the women’s side of the draw. Home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will also look to upset the No 8 seed Casper Ruud on what is set to be his final appearance at the French Open for the 37-year-old. Follow all the action and scores from Roland Garros, below:

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 2-3 Tsonga*

Impressive. Two break points saved and four points in a row for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to put him back ahead in the second set.

There goes the fist pump. He’s buzzing out there, the 37-year-old is really up for this.

Michael Jones24 May 2022 14:09

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 2-2 Tsonga*

It’s Tsonga’s turn to save two break points now. He’s helped with a low return from Ruud that doesn’t make it over the net before a powerful serve-return-smash brings him back on parity. 40-40

Michael Jones24 May 2022 14:08

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*Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 2-2 Tsonga

Two break points squandered after Tsonga moved to 15-40 in front against the serve. Ruud stepped up under pressure though and scored his second ace of the match to make it deuce.

He wins the next two points as well to hold. This is such an intriguing and even contest.

Michael Jones24 May 2022 14:03

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 1-2 Tsonga*

No break in serve from either player as we head through 15 games. Tsonga holds once again.

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Michael Jones24 May 2022 13:59

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*Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 1-1 Tsonga

No nonsense stuff from Ruud who silences the crowd with a serve to love win in the second game.

Michael Jones24 May 2022 13:53

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 0-1 Tsonga*

The 37-year-old takes the game.

Michael Jones24 May 2022 13:52

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 0-0 Tsonga*

Casper Ruud is going to have to brush off that first set results. He now knows that it’ll be a long match if he is going to take the win.

Tsonga takes the first two points of the first game in the second set. Every break in play is met with chants of ‘Tsonga, Tsonga’ from the crowd.

Michael Jones24 May 2022 13:51

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8) Tsonga*

It’s Tsonga! The crowd at the Court Philippe Chatrier goes wild as their favourite takes the first set!

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Michael Jones24 May 2022 13:47

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*Ruud 6-6 Tsonga

Ruud wins the next point and the tiebreak moves to 6-6. Flip a coin for who’s going to win this set. It’s anyone’s guess.

Michael Jones24 May 2022 13:45

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Ruud 6-6 Tsonga*

He doesn’t get it! A great rally sees Tsonga brought up to the net before Ruud hits one past. Tsonga leaves it but the ball hits the baseline and stays in. 6-5 to Tsonga.

Michael Jones24 May 2022 13:44

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