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Monday 15 of August 2022

Murray, Wawrinka, Pliskova in Action at French Open


Britain's Andy Murray plays a shot against Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France,photo: AP/Michel Euler
Britain's Andy Murray plays a shot against Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France,photo: AP/Michel Euler
Among other men in action at Roland Garros are No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, No. 7 Marin Čilić and No. 18 Nick Kyrgios

PARIS – At the French Open, top-ranked Andy Murray has never lost to a player ranked as low as No. 50 Martin Kližan, his opponent in the second round on Thursday.

Kližan was involved in a controversy in his previous match after Laurent Lokoli accused him of faking injuries during their match, and refused to shake his hand.

Among other men in action at Roland Garros are No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, No. 7 Marin Čilić and No. 18 Nick Kyrgios.

All chasing a first Grand Slam title, second-seeded Karolina Plíšková, No. 3 Simona Halep and No. 5 Elina Svitolina headline women’s play. Pliskova faces Ekaterina Alexandrova, Halep takes on Tatjana Maria, and Svitolina meets Tsvetana Pironkova.