End of journey (already) for Frances Tiafoe in Paris. Fourteenth in the ATP and one of the tournament challengers, the American lost in the first round at Bercy. Opposed to the Kazakh Alexander Bublik, he lost sharply in two sets (6-3, 6-4) after an hour and eight minutes. Quickly broken in the first set, the American never managed to catch up. Similar scenario in the second round. In the next round, Bublik will face the Chilean Nicolás Jarry, twentieth in the world. Nice duel in perspective.
Tiafoe thus followed the path taken by his young compatriot a few hours earlier. Ben Shelton also lost two sets to one against the Spaniard Davidovic Fokina. The Spaniard will challenge the Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor, victorious over another American, Christopher Eubanks (6-7 , 6-3, 6-4).