In the absence of Gael Monfils, a last minute withdrawal due to a right foot injury, five French players played their first game between Monday and Tuesday. Nobody sees the next round. After Arthur Rinderknech, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Benjamin Ponzi and Ugo Humbert, Benoit Pierre lost on Tuesday to Lorenzo Mosetti (6-2, 6-7). 6-2).
52 Unintended Errors by Bayer
Bayer showed a lot of instability and made many mistakes to control a player who had not yet played with the highest level of confidence (seven successes in fifteen games prior to this first round). His third set sets a good example. After tearing himself apart to win the second set at… the eighth set point, he got back in his ways and made an almost identical copy of that of the first season, which he lost in 31 minutes.
The Frenchman committed a total of 52 non-forced fouls (forty winning strikes) and regularly disappointed him (one ace, ten double faults, lost seven serve games). His record for the 2022 season so far has been indescribably sad: apart from his two successes at the Australian Open at the end of January, he has not won a single victory on the main circuit in nine tournaments. More consistent if not unplayable, Musetti will face Felix Auger-Aliassime, seeded 6, in the second round.