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French Open 2020: Ruud v Thiem, Halep and Nadal to follow – live!

Casper Ruud just does not have the weaponry to hang with him at that level and Thiem continues to expose his backhand and deep return position on with his topspin serve out wide.

Over on Court Simonne Mathieu, 2014 Roland Garros semi-finalist Eugenie Bouchard , who received a wildcard into the draw, continues to be up against it versus 19 year-old Iga Swiatek .

There are other electronic line calling systems slowly coming into tennis that follow the real ball bounce and will be helpful on this surface in the future.

Photograph: Javier García/BPI/Shutterstock In British doubles news , 3rd seeds Rajeev Ramand Joe Salisbury lead Alex de Minaur and Matt Reid 6-3 2-1.

Ruud’s biggest strength is his relentless consistency, his durability and an extremely heavy topspin forehand that he uses to push opponents back, outmaneuver and grind them down.

US Open champion Dominic Thiem starts things off under the roof and he may well get his first test of the tournament as he takes on 21 year-old Norwegian Casper Ruud, who has been one of the breakout players on clay this season.

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