Tennis: Hugo Nys knocked out of Roland Garros after facing World No.1 Doubles team 

Monaco’s last man standing at the French Open, Hugo Nys, has been knocked out of the competition along with his Men’s Doubles partner, Jan Zielinski. The pair was defeated by the event’s top seeded duo: Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos. 

The 2024 Roland Garros tennis tournament got underway on 26th May and will continue through to 9th June, but there sadly won’t be any players left to fly the Monegasque flag by then.  

After coming up against Marcel Granollers of Spain and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina, who are ranked No.1 and No.2 in the world of Men’s Doubles, Monaco’s Hugo Nys and his playing partner, Jan Zielinski of Poland, have been knocked out of the competition in the Third Round. 

Speaking ahead of the match, Guillaume Couillard, the trainer for Tennis de Monaco, warned that Granollers and Zeballos would be difficult to beat. 

“[They are] the world’s top Men’s Doubles team,” he said. “They are the pairing to beat in 2024.” 

Nys is currently ranked No.30 in the Men’s Doubles ratings, while Zielinski is ranked No.29.  

Nys, Arneodo and Vacherot all out

Monaco’s other players, Romain Arneodo and Valentin Vacherot, both went out in the First Round.  

 Vacherot fell to Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the Men’s Singles while Arneodo and his Swiss Doubles partner, Sam Weissborn, were beaten by the UK’s Luke Johnson and Tunisia’s Skander Mansouri. 

33-year-old Nys and his Mixed Doubles partner, Hao-Ching Chan of Taiwan, also failed to move beyond the First Round stage of the tournament.

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