Vavassori beats Kecmanovic, Zeppieri folds

Vavassori beats Kecmanovic, Zeppieri folds

Of Mark Calabresi

Third day in Paris, for the Italians two victories in the fifth. On the field Jasmine Paolini against Cirstea. Lucia Bronzetti overwhelmed by Ons Jabeur

Andrew vavassors fights and beats the number 37 in the world, Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round of the third day of Roland Garros. The 28-year-old from Turin, no. 148 Atp and coming from the qualificationsdefeated the Serbian with a super comeback in the fifth set, after deleting four match points in the third and after over five hours of gameplay. The final was 5-7, 2-6, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6. In the second round he will face the Argentine Genaro Alberto Olivieri, n. 231 Atp, which always folded the landlord Mpetshi Perricard to the fifth

In the meantime, Giulio was also on the pitch and in the fifth set Zeppieri against Kazakh Alexander Bublik. The 21-year-old Roman had taken the lead with a clear 6-0, then gave up two sets for 4-6 before meeting up and closing 6-3, 7-5 in 3h20'. The blue in the second round will have a prohibitive task: the Norwegian Casper Ruud, n. 4 and finalist against Nadal last year, who beat Swede Elias Ymer in three sets.

In the women's field, Lucia Bronzes resisted for 71' against Tunisia Ons Jabeur, n. 7 in the world, overwhelmed 6-4, 6-1. On the field Jasmine Paolini against the Romanian Sorana Cirstea.

Other first round results —men

Nishioka (Jpn) b. . Wolf (US) 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
Jarry (Cil) b. Dellien (Bol) 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Molcan (Slv) b. Gaston (Fra) 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-4
Purcell (Aus) b. Thompson (Aus) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Other first round results —women

Andreeva (Rus) b. Riske-Amritraj (USA) 6-2, 6-1
Parry (Fra) b. Kalinina (UKR) 6-2, 6-3
Peterson (Swe) b. Iron (Fra) 6-2, 6-0
Wang Xin (Chin) b. Bouzkova (Cze) 6-4, 7-6 (5).

May 30, 2023 (change May 30, 2023 | 4:38 pm)

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