Matches brought forward due to rain: Struff easily reaches third round at French Open

Matches brought forward due to rain
Struff easily advances to third round at French Open

Jan-Lennard Struff wins against Kazakh Alexander Bublik more clearly than expected and saves energy. Before that, tournament co-favorite Alexander Zverev also secured his third round ticket at the French Open.

After Alexander Zverev, Jan-Lennard Struff has also reached the third round at the French Open in Paris. The 34-year-old tennis player surprisingly won 6:2, 6:2, 6:3 against Kazakh Alexander Bublik on Thursday evening. The Warsteiner remains undefeated in the tournament.

Struff’s next opponent is number eleven seed Alex De Minaur from Australia. From a German perspective, Olympic champion Alexander Zverev had already made it through to the second round with a comfortable three-set win against Belgian David Goffin. The Hamburg native will now face number 26 seed Tallon Griekspoor from the Netherlands. “I’m actually extremely happy with my performance today. I hope I can keep playing like this,” said Zverev.

For Maximilian Marterer from Nuremberg against the Belgian qualifier Zizou Bergs (6:3, 3:6, 1:6, 3:6) and for Grand Slam debutant Henri Squire (Duisburg) against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (4:6, 6:4, 3:6, 2:6) the end came in the second round.

The third round matches of Zverev and Struff are expected to take place on Saturday. On Friday, the matches will take place at 10 a.m., an hour earlier than usual, due to the many interruptions and postponements due to rain on the uncovered side courts. On the covered Philippe Chatrier Court, two tournament favorites will fight for a place in the round of 16: Australian Open winner Jannik Sinner from Italy will face Russian Pawel Kotov during the day. World number three Carlos Alcaraz from Spain is the favorite to face US player Sebastian Korda in the evening.

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