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Roland-Garros: Korda earns clash with Alcaraz

Sebastian Korda defeated Richard Gasquet 7-6 [5], 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday evening. He’ll face No 6 seed Carlos Alcaraz in the next round

Sebastian Korda - Roland-Garros 2020 AI / Reuters / Panoramic

American Sebastian Korda, the No 27 seed, beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round at Roland-Garros in Paris on Wednesday evening.

Korda, ranked No 30, will face No 6 seed Carlos Alcaraz next.

“It’s not physical at all, he was just stronger than I was and he probably got a little bit lucky in the tiebreaker and maybe I could have put him under more pressure, but I think he was just a better player today”, said Gasquet, aged 36.

In the previous round of the French Open, the 21-year-old American won against Australian John Millman (6-1, 7-5, 7-6 [6]), while Gasquet, ranked No 70, defeated South African Lloyd George Harris (6-1, 6-3, 6-4).

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

  • Grigor Dimitrov (18) beat Borna Coric: 6-0, 6-4, 6-3
  • Botic van de Zandschulp (26) beat Fabio Fognini: 6-4, 7-6 [2], 3-2 ab.
  • Brandon Nakashima beat Tallon Griekspoor: 7-6 [6], 6-4, 6-2
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Alex Molcan: 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 [4]
  • Carlos Alcaraz beat Albert Ramos Vinolas: 6-1, 6-7 [7], 5-7, 7-6 [2], 6-4
  • Diego Schwartzman (15) beat Jaume Munar: 2-6, 6-7 [3], 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
  • Alexander Zverev (3) beat Sebastian Baez: 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5
  • Filip Krajinovic beat Borna Gojo (Q): 7-6 [5], 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
  • Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Q) beat Taylor Harry Fritz (13): 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
  • Cameron Norrie (10) beat Jason Murray Kubler (Q): 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
  • Aljaz Bedene beat Pablo Cuevas: 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 [5], 6-4
  • Karen Khachanov (21) beat Hugo Dellien: 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 [1], 6-3
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (9) beat Camilo Ugo Carabelli (Q): 6-0, 6-3, 6-4
  • John Isner (23) beat Gregoire Barrere (WC): 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 [5]
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