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Roland-Garros: Qualifier Borna Gojo through to second round

Borna Gojo won against Alessandro Giannessi 6-4, 6-7 [3], 6-7 [4], 7-6 [4], 6-4 on Monday and will next meet Serb Filip Krajinovic

Borna Gojo Croatia’s Borna Gojo reacts during his match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego (Panoramic)

Croatian qualifier Borna Gojo advanced to the second round of Roland-Garros by beating Italian lucky loser Alessandro Giannessi 6-4, 6-7 [3], 6-7 [4], 7-6 [4], 6-4 in Paris on Monday.

In the qualifying event at the French Open, the Croat had defeated Italian Gianluca Mager (6-7 [3], 6-2, 6-4), Argentinian Facundo Mena (6-3, 6-3) and Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero (7-6 [1], 6-1) to book his spot in the main draw.

Gojo, ranked No 223, will meet Serb Filip Krajinovic in the second round of the French Open.

Paris (Grand Slam): Other first-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000, most recent results first):

  • Rafael Nadal (5) beat Jordan Thompson: 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
  • Cameron Norrie (10) beat Manuel Guinard (WC): 7-5, 6-2, 6-0
  • Corentin Moutet (WC) beat Stan Wawrinka: 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 [2], 6-3
  • Sebastian Baez beat Dusan Lajovic: 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • Taylor Harry Fritz (13) beat Santiago Fa Rodriguez Taverna (Q): 7-6 [2], 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
  • Filip Krajinovic beat Reilly Opelka (17): 7-6 [5], 6-2, 6-3
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