The 77th in the world is the fifth Frenchman to go out in the first round, after Adrian Mannarino (25th), Richard Gasquet (68th), Luca Van Assche (69th) and Alexandre Muller (83rd) on Monday. In the first set, the two men took turns giving in and it was Bonzi, who managed to come back from a break behind, who ended up breaking down on his serve, letting his opponent win the first set. 7-5.
The 27-year-old from Nîmes broke first well in the second set, but lacking the first ball (55%) and guilty of too many unforced errors, he lost 6-3, in 1 hour 27 minutes of play Three French people can still hope to advance to the second round: Arthur Fils (36th) meets the German Daniel Altmaier (54th) on Tuesday, while Gaël Monfils (79th) and Ugo Humbert (26th) respectively face the Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo (21st). ) and the American Marcos Giron (59th). In the next round, Lajovic will face the Australian Alex de Minaur (13th), who defeated Briton Andy Murray (40th) in the first round in three rounds, after a three-hour fight.