Garbiñe Muguruza, Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño, Roberto Carballés Y Paula Badosa they qualified this Thursday for the Roland Garros third round, third and last ‘Grand Slam’ of the season, on a day where Albert Ramos and Alejandro Davidovich stayed, and where the Serbian Novak Djokovic continued overwhelming.
In the feminine painting of Paris, Garbiñe Muguruza and Paola Badosa continue, who carried out their confrontations against the Czech Krystina Pliskova (6-3, 6-2) and a level opponent like the American Sloane Stephens (6-4, 4-6, 6-2).
On a cold and wet Suzanne Lenglen court, the 2016 champion closed her match in one hour and eight minutes, and will face the American Danielle Collins in the third round, who beat the Danish Clara Tauson in two comfortable sets (2-6 and 3-6).
Against Kristyna Pliskova, the Spanish and number eleven of the tournament imposed her backcourt game, she was good at the net and in her service and closed both sets well, although it was difficult for her to break the first serve to her rival. Yes, improved in his serve compared to his complicated debut, was accurate when attacking (21 winners) and less erratic.
In the male box, the most pleasant news was given by Carballés, current world number 101, who entered a third round of the Grand Slam for the first time in his career after having a great ‘battle’ with the young Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
The Tenerifean eliminated the ninth seed in a great duel that took 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6 and 8-6 after almost five hours. The Spanish tennis player had cold blood to win a match in which the American had serve to award it in the fifth with 5-4 and 6-5. His next obstacle will be another seed, the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (18).
In addition, there will be a sure representative of the ‘Armada’ in the second round as Roberto Bautista and Pablo Carreño will meet in the third round. The Castellón, tenth favorite, started losing 1-3 with the Hungarian Attila Balazs and then only allowed three more games in the entire match to win 6-3, 6-1, 6-2, while the Asturian, seventeenth, took accomplished revenge of the last Davis Cup against Argentine Guido Pella, whom he eliminated with great solvency (6-3, 6-2, 6-1).
Instead, Alejandro Davidovich and Albert Ramos stayed on the road. The malagueño planted something of a ‘battle’ against the Russian Andrey Rublev before falling in four sets (7-5, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1), while the Catalan could not with the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics (7-6, 6-3, 7-5) in a tough match that, despite the score, lasted three hours.