The animators of the tournament. The Spanish Rafael Nadal (3rd), 13-time French Open winner, office to french Richard Gasquet (53rd) 6-0, 7-5 and 6-2 in two hours and 14 minutes of play. In this way, the manacorí will collide with Cameron Norrie (45 °) in his next duel and joins Novak Djokovic (1st) and Roger Federer (8th), members of the Big 3, who had previously taken their ticket to the next round of the tournament.
The game was presented in the previous one marked by 16! victories of the N ° 3 of the world in the personal confrontations. In a first set without equivalences, The King of Clay (celebrating his 35th birthday) was intractable and took the sleeve with a resounding 6-0. In the secondAlthough the Frenchman raised his level, entered the game and was more accurate with his backhand, the actions again fell in favor of No. 3 and closed the set 7-5. Already in the third, the winner of 83 titles on the ATP circuit increased his intensity again and finished the game 6-2.
With this result, the winner of 20 Grand Slam has 17 victories in the same number of games against Gasquet. Now the British with whom Nadal leads the series 2-0 will come.
The first to have won their respective second round match was Djokovic, current No. 1 in the world and winner of the French Open in 2016, after leaving Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (92 °) on the road with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 and 6-4 in little more than two hours of play. His next rival will be the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis (93rd), which comes from eliminating the Australian James Duckworth (101 °) by 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-0. The Serbian leads the record between the two with a 3-0 advantage.
After the victory of the Balkan, it was the turn of Your Majesty to seal their entry to the third round of the tournament. The former N ° 1 of the ranking and holder of 20 Majors defeated Croatian Marin Cilic (47th) in four sets: 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-2 in two hours and 35 minutes. In the next instance. the german is waiting for you Dominik Koepfer (59 °), who beat Taylor Fritz (33rd) 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, and 6-4. It will be the first confrontation between them.