Federico Delbonis (51 °) does not want to wake up from this dream. He defeated Fabio Fognini (29th) in straight sets and will play for the first time in the round of 16 of a Grand Slam tournament. In the third round of Roland Garros, the result was 6-4, 6-1 and 6-3 in favor of the Azulean.
The left-hander played a spectacular game. He knew how to take advantage of the mistakes of his rival and snatch the service from him six times throughout the match. In the first set, the Argentine had a 5-1 lead, but the former Top 10 did not make things easy for him. The Davis Cup champion with the albiceleste adjusted at the end and closed the sleeve.
The second set was completely favorable for Delbonis. The first two games were hard fought and lasted for a long time, but then the winner of two ATP singles titles stepped on the gas and gave his rival no options.
The rain interrupted the game, but that was not a problem for the Azul native. He continued to play solidly, kept up the revolutions and was able to take the victory to get into the knockout stages of the French Open.
His rival in this instance will be the young Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (46 °), which left Casper Ruud (16th) on the road in a real battle by 7-6 (3), 2-6, 7-6 (6), 0-6 and 7-5. It will be the first confrontation between the Spanish and the Argentine.