Paris wouldn’t be very good for Hurkacz. The pole managed to pass the first round only once. Looks like he could do it again on Sunday. The duel favorite was Wrocław with a much lower rank Van De Zandschulp, who “breakthrough” the qualifying round for the main tournament.
In the beginning, Hurkacz may have scored matches with his own passes. And so the opponent replied. This situation continued until the sixth game, when the pole broke the opponent’s serve despite the fact that he was already 40:15 ahead. Our tennis player hasn’t enjoyed the advantage for long. The Dutchman recovered quickly. Then we watched a fierce match for gems. The tiebreak decided victory in the first set. Hurkacz was already 4-0 ahead, but the opponent equalized. Pole, who won the tiebreak 7-5, kept up more blood.
Hurkacz followed the blow and quickly gained the breakout advantage in the second match. The Pole was good on service and thus kept his opponent at a safe distance. But in the eighth match, he lost focus, which the Dutchman took advantage of, which led to a draw 4: 4. The situation was repeated from the first version and the tennis players gave us the tiebreak, which the pole won.
Hurkacz seemed to break the opponent’s resistance. Nothing could be more wrong. Van de Zandschulp will not “leave”. In the third inning, he used a break point and took a 2:1 lead, which he increased in an instant with his successful serve game. Unfortunately, the Dutchman took the lead on the field and easily won the third set 6-2.
Hurkacz’s weak part of the game continued. On the other hand, Van de Zandschulp clearly caught wind in his sails. Pole started the fourth match poorly, because in the first he gave himself a break. Nothing came out for the pole, and the competitor was just the opposite. The Dutchman jumped back 3-0 with two breaks. The resident of Wroclaw found himself in serious trouble. Hurkacz managed to “break” only two matches in this group.
The troubles of the Poles intensified at the beginning of the fifth half. Hurkacz lost his order and sought medical help. Our player had a problem with his hand. He went back to court and had to recover. However, Van De Zandschulp was keeping an eye on his team and that was enough to win the fifth set and the whole match.
In the second round, Van de Zandschulpa will face Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
On Monday, defending champion Iga Švejk in Paris will join the singles competition, who will face Slovenian Kaja Jovan in the first round. The Polish women’s match will be the number one match at Stade Philippe Chatrier and will start at 12.00.
On the same day, Camille McGherzack will start the men’s tournament. His match against Arthur Cazaux will be match number three on Court Seven. The session will start at 11:00.
Botic van de Zandschulp (Holandia) – Hubert Hurkacz (Polska, 19) 6:7 (5-7), 6:7 (4-7), 6:2, 6:2, 6:4
Pablo Andujar (Spain) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria, 4) 4:6, 5:7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece 5) B Jeremy Chardy (France) 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 6-1
Alexander Zverev (Germany, 6) beat Oscar Otti (Germany) 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.
Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain, 11) – Mario Villella (Spain) 6:4, 6:4, 6:2
Pablo Carreno-Posta (Spain, 12) beat Norbert Gombos (Slovakia) 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Marcus Geron (US) – Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria, 16) 2:6, 4:6, 7:5, 3:0 – Dimitrov retired
Cristian Garin (Chile, 22) – Juan Ignacio Londero (Argentina) 3:6, 6:4, 7:6 (8-6), 6:2
Karen Khachano (Russia 23) – Jerry Vesely (Czech Republic) 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
Miomir Kikmanovic (Serbia) beat Daniel Evans (25 GB) 1: 6 6-3 6-3 6-4.
Fabio Fognini (Italy, 27) Grégoire Barriere (France) won 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
Enzo Kouakoud (France) beat Igor Gerasimo (Belarus) 7:6 (7-3), 6:4, 6:3.
Guido Bella (Argentina): Daniel Elahi Galan (Colombia) won 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5.
Henri Laksonen (Switzerland) beat Yannick Hanfmann (Germany) 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Marton Fukowicz (Hungary) vs Gilles Simon (France) 6:4, 6:1, 7:6 (7-5)
Kei Nishikori (Japan) beats Alessandro Giannissi (Italy) 6:4, 6:7 (4-7), 6-3, 4:6, 6:4
Mackenzie MacDonald (USA) – Emil Rossovoori (Finland) 4:6, 6:3, 7:6 (7-4), 6:3
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spain) on Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6:4, 6:4, 6:3
Roman Sviulin (Russia) – Carlos Taberner (Spain) 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
Laszlo Djeri (Serbia) at the expense of Corentin Mute (France) 6:3, 6:7 (10-12), 7:6 (7-2), 7:5
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