The anticipation for this year's "oh dear Lord what the hell is going to happen" Roland Garros is finally over. Play has started and so far so good. The ladies are holding up their end of the deal, with Sam cruising to a straight set win over Iveta, Cones coming back from a break down to make the locals happy, and Gisela, Halep, and Pironkova all through with little trouble.
As for the boys, the day started out with some huge Lleyton Hewitt news that you have to give me $5 to tell you. Ah, keep your money. It's not worth it. Lleyton withdrew from RG. Word on the Twitter is that Haas is also questionable, which would mean that Ryan Harrison would slot in as a Lucky Loser. Watch, Tommy will decide to play at the last minute and OC will throw racquets all over the place and storm off like a little baby. What can I say? The kid has a schtick.
Looks like Marin will be the first upset of RG11. Barring a miracle, he's on his way to going out to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo. So that's a thing.