Cameron Norrie defeated Benoit Paire and the French Open crowd to reach the second round, edging through in five sets.
The 14th seed is the only British player to make it through the first round in singles after Jack Draper was forced to retire with a shoulder problem against Tomas Etcheverry.
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz both won their openers in straight sets while Petra Kvitova was among the women’s seeds to fall.
Picture of the day
Shot of the day
𝙊𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙! 👽
— Eurosport (@eurosport) May 29, 2023
Tweet of the day
Little parenting tip for any new parents out there…don’t have 4 of them😆
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) May 29, 2023
Stat of the day
The world No.52 brings Auger-Aliassime's campaign to an end 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. pic.twitter.com/m2Nxh1zylc
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 29, 2023
A landmark moment for 37-year-old Fognini.
Paire talking balls
Paire was not unhappy with the balls being used for this year’s tournament, saying after his loss to Norrie: “You have to hit every ball really hard because it’s not moving. It’s terrible. It’s Roland Garros, one of the greatest tournaments in the world, and we’re playing with these silly balls.”
Men: Felix Auger-Aliassime (10), Jan-Lennard Struff (21), Botic Van De Zandschulp (25), Bernabe Zapata Miralles (32)
Women: Petra Kvitova (10), Veronika Kudermetova (11), Belinda Bencic (12), Karolina Pliskova (16), Martina Trevisan (26)
Who’s up next?
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) May 29, 2023
Women’s defending champion Iga Swiatek begins her campaign on Philippe Chatrier against Spaniard Cristina Bucsa.
Fourth seed Elena Rybakina takes on Czech teenager Brenda Fruhvirtova, while Coco Gauff faces Rebeka Masarova.
In the men’s draw, second seed Daniil Medvedev meets Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild, and sixth seed Holger Rune faces American Chris Eubanks.