Pouille, Shang and young Serb guarantee places in RG

Pouille, Shang and young Serb guarantee places in RG
Pouille, Shang and young Serb guarantee places in RG

Pouille has not won three in a row in the same tournament since September 2021

Photo: Philippe Montigny/FFT

Paris, France) – Strongly supported by the French crowd throughout the week in the Roland Garros quali, Lucas Pouille got his spot in the main draw. After beating the Czech Tomas Machac and the Taiwanese Chun Hsin Tseng in the early stages, Pouille overcame the Austrian Jurij Rodionov, 134th in the ranking, by 1/6, 7/5 and 6/0 this Thursday.

Former world number 10 and winner of five ATP tournaments, Pouille is 29 years old and currently occupies the 670th place in the ranking. Since he suffered an injury to his right elbow in 2020 and needed surgery, the Frenchman has struggled to get back to the top level. The injuries and bad results also affected the mental side and the tennis player revealed to have gone into depression and had to step away from the sport. This is the first time he has won three in a row at the same tournament since September 2021.

Two classifieds of the new generation
Who also got a seat at Roland Garros was the 18 years old Chinese Juncheng Shang and 200th in the world. Torment of Hungarian Fabian Marozsan in the second round of qualifying, Shang beat Argentine Renzo Olivo by 6/3, 2/6 and 6/3.

Another representative of the new generation to break the quali was the 19 year old Serbian Hamad Medjedovic, 168th in the ranking, which passed the Dutchman Jesper De Jong by 0/6, 6/2 and 6/2. Novak Djokovic’s protégé at the start of his career, Medjedovic will compete in his first Slam. Shang will make his second appearance.

Two Italians enter the key
This Thursday’s round was also good for the Italians Andrea Vavassori and Giulio Zeppieri, who secured places in the group. The left-hander Zeppieri, 21 years old and ranked 129th in the world, made 6/4 and 6/1 against the Portuguese Frederico Ferreira Silva. For his part, Vavassori is ranked 148th at the age of 28 and scored a double 6/4 against Chilean Alejandro Tabilo.

One win and two defeats for Argentina
Three Argentines entered the court this Thursday. Thiago Tirante secured a place in the group by beating the Swiss Dominic Stricker by 6/3, 1/6 and 6/1. But Facundo Bagnis lost to Spaniard Pedro Martinez 2/6, 7/5 6/0, while Camilo Ugo Carabelli was beaten by Moldovan Radu Albot 6/7 (2-7), 6/4 6/1.

The article is in Portuguese

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