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Roland-Garros: Hurkacz gets over second round hump to reach round of 32 in Paris for the first time

Hubert Hurkacz beats Marco Cecchinato 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 to set up a third round showdown against David Goffin at the French Open

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Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, the No 12 seed, advanced to the third round of Roland-Garros by beating Italian Marco Cecchinato 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in Paris on Thursday afternoon.

This is the first time in five attempts that Hurkacz has gone through to the third round at the French Open. It is also just the third time in 16 Grand Slam events that the Pole is through to the third round at a Grand Slam event – the other two coming at Wimbledon – semi-finals in 2021 and third round in 2019.

Hurkacz will next meet Belgian veteran David Goffin next. Goffin upset the 24th seed Frances Tiafoe 3-6, 7-6 [1], 6-2, 6-4.

Paris (Grand Slam): Thursday’s men’s second-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000)

  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Nikoloz Basilashvili (22): 6-3, 6-1, 6-4
  • Hugo Gaston beat Pedro Cachin (LL): 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
  • David Goffin beat Frances Tiafoe (24): 3-6, 7-6 [1], 6-2, 6-4
  • Miomir Kecmanovic (28) beat Alexander Bublik: 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
  • Daniil Medvedev (2) beat Laslo Djere: 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
  • Holger Rune beat Henri Laaksonen: 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
  • Casper Ruud (8) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
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