Roberto Carballés became one of the great protagonists of the day in Roland Garros, by defeating Denis Shapovalov and qualify for the first time for the third round of a ‘Grand Slam’, after a marathon game that went beyond five hours. (7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6 and 8-6).
Spanish, number 101 in the world ranking, could not hide his happiness after defeating the Canadian, 11th in the rankings and ninth seeded in the Parisian tournament, an epic triumph that he will not forget.
“It’s amazing to me, it’s the first time I beat a top 10, the first time I’m in the third round of a Grand Slam, the first time I win a match I win a match in the fifth set… so I can’t be happier, “said the man from Tenerife, visibly moved after the crash, earning the applause of the public who attended his victory.
Roberto Carballes Baena 💬 “This is the first time that I beat a Top 10, the first time that I reach the 3rd round of a Grand Slam, and the first time that I win the best of five sets. I couldn’t be happier. ” 👏#RG20pic.twitter.com/XNy5e6Ai7C
— Matthere Battue (@MatthereBattue) October 1, 2020
Carballés will try to continue showing this great level against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, which surpassed the Slovak Andrej Martin 6-4, 7-6 and 6-1, in the match that both play on Saturday.