Roland Garros 2020: Djokovic, Tsitsipas and Muguruza to the third round



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Roland Garros 2020: Djokovic, Tsitsipas and Muguruza to the third round

Day 5 at the Roland Garros 2020: Novak Djokovic solves the match against Ricardas Berankis in just over eighty minutes of play and equals Roger Federer's record of seventy victories on Bois de Boulogne's clayc-courts.

Another great achievemet for the world no.1. Should we entrust the numbers with the task of summarizing the 6-1 6-2 6-2 we could highlight the 36/38 next to the win on first serve line or the 27/51 near the "receiving points won" without falling into the usual clichés.

The Serbian champion, who obviously also cancels the two break points he offers at the start of the second set, shouldn't have any problems even against qualifier Daniel Elhai Galan in the third round. Denis Shapovalov loses a match.

Denis Shapovalov. Well yes. After exactly five hours and one hundred and six unforced errors (yes, one hundred and six) the Canadian talented stops against Roberto Carballes Baena. It is almost useless to specify that during the fifth it is useless for the match at 5-4 and 6-5.

Ends 7-5 6-7 (5) 6-3 3-6 8-6.

Out of the WTA No. 2 Karolina Pliskova

Three years after the sensational victory with Simona Halep (in the final) Jelena Ostapenko returns to smile on Philippe Chatrier. The funny Latvian, who in eighteen games condenses the beauty of twenty-seven winners and just nineteen unforced errors, confirms herself with Karolina Pliskova after a dozen months.

In a game that is somehow a manifesto, poor in balance, the queen of Paris 2017 edition marks the success on 6-4 6-2 (the number eleven in her career against a Top 10) and finds space in a wedge of billboard now manned by Petra Kvitova.

In the third round for the Latvian tennis player there will be Paola Badosa for a sort of litmus test. The match between Aryna Sabalenka and Daria Kasatkina lasts a set, with the Russian who, after a very tiring tie break, fails to move the score, but needs to make up for a set disadvantage Sofia Kenin.

The Australian Open champion, who does not immediately take advantage of the break she hooks in the heart of the second set, swallows nine of the last ten games and sets the success at 3-6 6-3 6-1. Victories also for Garbine Muguruza, Grigor Dimitrov and Stefanos Tsitsipas, all of them at the third round of the French Open 2020.

Tomorrow on the court Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens, all to play the firsts matches of the Parisian Slam third round.