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Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012

Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012

So when a player who lost at the French Open rebuffed his opponent's attempt at the ritual Tuesday, it became the talk of the tournament.

After losing to Martin Klizan of Slovakia 7-6 (4), 6-3, 4-6, 0-6, 6-4 in the first round at Roland Garros, wild-card entry Laurent Lokoli of France skipped the usual sign of sportsmanship.

When Klizan approached, right arm extended, Lokoli dismissively waved him off with the back of a hand, motioning to stay away.

"Obviously my body has been letting me down a little bit so I'm just trying to get that right before I go out there and play".

"And last year during Bercy that's when I reached No. 1 for first time, so I've got very good memories from Paris last year, and I'll try and have another good one year this year".

He entered this French Open short of matches, pulling out of Estoril after the death of his grandfather and not playing at the Italian Open due to a hip complaint. He can play spectacularly well and spectacularly poorly-often within in the same match set game point. "I haven't had that for nearly three years", he said. If you're injured, for instance, well, you're injured. "Then he was running around like a rabbit in the fifth set", Lokoli said.

He added: "Look at reality. I think his strategy was to force me into using the backhand, and he was able to see that it was no longer my weak point and that I was able to use my backhand quite well", del Potro said about Pella, a Davis Cup teammate.

The British player will face Martin Klizan in the second round. No mistake. Serving aces.

"I thought it would be tough". "It was obviously a pretty entertaining match". The Ukrainian has won three other tournaments this year.

Kyrgios made a potentially tricky first round tie look easy- cruising to a 6-3 7-6 6-3 win
Kyrgios made a potentially tricky first round tie look easy- cruising to a 6-3 7-6 6-3 win

"It was a decent start", Murray said, "considering, obviously, how I played in the buildup".

Pleased with the geometry of a nifty drop shot victor on the way to a first-round Roland Garros victory, Nick Kyrgios walked back to the baseline and pointed to his head. Considering the setting, the result is not all that surprising: Konta has now lost all three matches she's played at the French Open over her career.

"When you want Kyrgios to just shut up and play tennis, but the umpire fights back", one tennis fan, Chris Avnell, wrote on Twitter. "It's just this is our sport", Zverev said. There is no regrets.

"I told you exactly where the ball hit", Garner replied.

Watch the argument in full in the player above and judge who won for yourself.

"It's OK. (I'm) actually working through a couple of niggling injuries, but I'm doing everything I can to get ready for my first round".

Earlier, Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco caused a major upset, eliminating in- form Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 in the first round after their clash had been interrupted at one set all on Monday.

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