Alejandro Davidovich Fokina reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. The one from Malaga defeated 6-4, 6-4, 4-6 and 6-4 to a gigantic Federico Delbonis, which had its best performance in a Major.
The Spaniard played a splendid first set. He raised a 1-3 and serve from his rival with fantastic tennis. His level only increased in the second set, where with great quality and determination he managed to place himself 5-1. However, the Argentine pressed the accelerator and began to play as equals, despite the fact that the sleeve was finally on the European side.
Delbonis showed his best attributes in the third set. With hierarchy, solidity and a dominant mental power over his rival he managed to bend him and put things 1-2. Davidovich reappeared in the latter part of the match. Intense, fierce and decisive when it had to be. The number 46 in the ranking beat the Davis Cup champion and reached the quarterfinals of the French Open. In turn, with this triumph, the Spaniard secured his ticket to the Tokyo Olympics. He will be the fourth Spanish player along with Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreño Busta.