The full picture of the newcomers to the third round at Roland Garros will be completed today (Thursday), but one of the favorites to win and the top ranked in the world, Novak Djokovic, Is already there. The Serb again traveled with a light 0: 3 in the second round, this time over the Lithuanian Ricards Brankis (66 in the world) with 1: 6, 2: 6, 2: 6 in just one hour and 22 minutes.
Nola’s next opponent will be Daniel Glan Riveros, The 153rd Colombian ranked in the world, who surprised Sandgren Tennis (47th in the world) with an impressive 0: 3 (2: 6, 2: 6, 3: 6). If Djokovic crosses this hurdle, he will face a much higher ranked opponent than he has had so far – the winner between Karen Khachanov (16 in the world) and Christian Garin (19 in the world). The Russian defeated Yiri Wesley (68 in the world) 1: 3, while the Chilean achieved a similar result against Mark Pullmans (122 in the world).
The big surprise we got today is the dismissal of Dennis Shapovalov in front of an opponent who is 90 degrees behind him in the world table. The Canadian (11th in the world) lost 3: 2 at the end of almost five hours (!) Roberto Carbayeis Bana (101 in the world) and was dismissed earlier than expected. Whoever is waiting for a Spaniard is Gregor Dimitrov (20 in the world) who had no trouble with 0: 3 over Andrei Martin (102 in the world). also Pablo Cranio-Busta (18 in the world) traveled with 0: 3 on Guido Peja (37 in the world).
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In women, there were a number of surprises today. The first was with the removal of Carolina Pliskova, ranked 4th in the world. She lost 2: 0 (6: 4, 6: 2) Lilana Ostapenko, Winner of the Roland Garros 2017. The Latvian (43 in the world) will next meet the Paula Badusa Gibert (87 in the world), who provided the second surprise of the day with a 1: 2 (4: 6, 6: 4, 2: 6) victory over Sloane Stevens (34 in the world).
Prominent tennis players who have qualified: Sofia Kanin (6th in the world), with a 1: 2 victory over Anna Bogdan (93rd in the world), Petra Kabitova (11th in the world) with 1: 2 over Jasmine Paulini (94th in the world), and Arena Sablanca (12th in the world) with 0: 2 over Daria Kastkina (71 in the world).
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