EFESports Desk

The opening matches of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris got under way on Sunday without any of the pandemic restrictions that curtailed attendance at the Grand Slam tennis tourney over the past two years.

In the most highly anticipated men's match of the day, Spain's Carlos Alcaraz romped to a thrilling 6-4, 6-2 and 6-0 victory over Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero in an hour and 50 minutes.

The No. 6-ranked player in the world at age 19, who has emerged as one of the sensations of the season after his wins in Miami and Madrid, along with Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona, will now go up against his countryman Albert Ramos in the second round.

EFE --/bp