The victory of the Greek track can be safely described as a resounding surprise. The Spaniard finished 25th at Roland Garros. In addition, Davidovich Fokina is excellent on clay, as evidenced by his recent place in Monte Carlo last month and his place in the quarter-finals last year in Paris.
After the Greek track handed the first set, he began playing. Indeed: in the second set his opponent had absolutely no response to direct kicks from the Dutchman. In no time did the Greek track tie and overtake the score in the third set.
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Meanwhile, troubles piled up for Davidovich Fokina. He had to undergo treatment for his painful right foot. In the fourth set, the Greek track brilliantly broke the resistance of his opponent. With a big forehand pass the pass became 5-3 and was served by generator Harlemmer coolly.
In the second round, he will meet the Greek track Brandon Nakashima of the United States or pole Kamel Majcherzak.
The Greek track was mainly concerned with Max Verstappen’s victory in Barcelona next. “When I went to the track he was fifth and my first question to my coach after the match was: Did Max win?” said the Greek track after beating Spain’s 25th seed Alejandro Davidovic Fokina (2-6, 6-0, 6). -4-6-3).
“My coaches got a little crazy and told me to enjoy myself for once. But I was very busy with Max. Charles Leclerc retired, so it was a nice day.”
Nice day also on a personal level, because never before has the 64th in the world won a match in the main tournament in Paris. “I didn’t feel that way, because it doesn’t mean the debut came unexpectedly. Only the Greek track said I haven’t played great here in the past.
“It’s hard to say if it was the most beautiful win, because my US Open victory was also beautiful. But he is good on clay, he reached the quarter-finals here last year and reached the final in Monte Carlo. So I am really happy with this win. Especially Because I’ve had a lot of uncertainty in recent weeks due to injuries and I’ve barely been able to train.”
Great start Alkaraz
Carlos Alcaraz convincingly reached the second round. The Spaniard, who achieved his great achievements this season, won three sets over Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero: 6-4, 6-2, 6-0.
This year Alcaraz won the Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona championships and the Masters championships in Miami and Madrid. At the start of the Grand Slam in Paris, he climbed to sixth place in the world rankings.
This is his second appearance at Roland Garros for the 19-year-old Alcaraz. Last year, he was eliminated in the third round by German Jan-Lennard Struve.
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