"At the beginning, it's never easy, especially at the beginning of a new tournament. It's the first time for me here at Roland-Garros," the 19-year-old said.
Last week saw Brazilian wingers Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. start in the 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad, while on Saturday Zidane swapped things around bringing Casemiro, Luka Jovic and Fede Valverde into his starting 11, while retaining Martin Odegaard and Tony Kross in a midfield diamond formation.
Earlier in the day, Czech Karolina Pliskova survived a scare from Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif after she came back from one set down to beat her opponent 6-7(9), 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round.
The medals of the women's 200m backstroke were taken by three youngsters. Silver medalist Wang Jiayin from Shandong is just 13 years old. Hubei's Peng Xuwei, 17, bagged the gold in 2:09.02.
The announcement came less than a day after Botafogo's 2-1 home defeat to Bahia, a result that left them 19th in the 20-team league standings with just one win from 12 matches.
Hamilton's earlier stop, coupled with his time penalties, meant the Briton emerged from the pitlane down in 11th place. Though he was able to carve his way through the field to finish third, Hamilton was clearly irked at his punishment and voiced his displeasure over the pits-to-car radio.
For the fifth placed Shenzhen, any prospect of promoting the top four appeared to be extinguished when Pouraliganji's powerful shot hit the crossbar on 75 minutes.
Maccabi increased the gap to 75-60 with seven minutes to go, securing the club's first Euroleague win of the season.
Luneng will face Beijing Guoan in a two-legged knockout round next stage.
China's Zhang Shuai overcame local favorite Alize Cornet 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the third round, equaling her previous best record at Roland Garros.
The shortlist for the Best Player award was selected by a jury comprising the 80 coaches of the teams that took part in the group stages of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, along with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media group, one from each of UEFA's member associations.