Alexander Zverev, seeded number 6, did not have much difficulty in overcoming Laslo Djere in three sets and reaching the round of 16 at Roland Garros. Fabio Fognini did not have the same success against Federico Delbonis.
Alexander Zverev will be at the rendezvous of the round of 16 at Roland Garros. The German, seeded number 6 in the French Open, spent only two short hours under the roof of Court Philippe-Chatrier, deployed for the first time in the fortnight due to the rain which invited itself to Porte d’Auteuil, to overcome Laslo Djere. A meeting that Alexander Zverev started off with a bang, breaking the Serbian twice to quickly lead four games to nothing. Never worried about his service, the sixth player in the world first missed two set points on the engagement of the 55th world before concluding the first set on a shutout. The start of the second round was the shepherd’s response to the shepherdess with Laslo Djere who broke a shutout entry to lead three games to nothing. If Alexander Zverev was able to erase this late break, the German once again lost his commitment to be led five games to two. It was then that the latter carried out a “remount”, erasing three equalizer balls in a set everywhere for, at the end of a series of five games won consecutively, to widen the gap in this meeting.. The entry break in the third set could have finished Laslo Djere but the Serbian fought and had, in the wake, three break points in an endless game. However, more solid, the German resisted to get the double break and then conclude the meeting on a shutout (6-2, 7-5, 6-2 in 2:09 ‘). For a place in the quarter-finals, Alexander Zverev will have to do battle with Kei Nishikori. The Japanese, for his part, will not have spent more than an hour on the court, taking advantage of the abandonment of Henri Laaksonen, visibly affected in the left thigh, at the start of the second round (7-5 , 0-0 in 54 minutes).
Seed number 27, Fabio Fognini will not see the second week of the French Open. The Italian was, in fact, eliminated in the third round by the Argentinian Federico Delbonis. The latter, 51st player in the world, widened the gap at the start of the debates to, with two breaks in his pocket, lead five games to one. Fabio Fognini’s reaction allowed him to erase one of his two late service games but it was Federico Delbonis who had the last word on his first set point. More catchy, the Argentinian once again took the service of his opponent from the start of the second round before dismissing three break balls. If the Italian was then able to win his entry, he then sank, losing four consecutive games only to find himself behind two sets to nothing. A single break, from the second game, was enough for Federico Delbonis to seal the fate of this meeting. Then missing two double break points and a first match point on the service of Fabio Fognini, the 51st player in the world concluded with his own throw-in (6-4, 6-1, 6-3 in 2:08 ‘). Casper Ruud, seeded number 15, or Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will be his opponent in the round of 16.