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Roland-Garros: Nakashima sets up third-round clash with Zverev

Brandon Nakashima won against Tallon Griekspoor 7-6 [6], 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday and will face German Alexander Zverev, the No 3 seed, in the next round

Brandon Nakashima, Next Gen Masters Milan 2021 © Antonio Calanni/AP/SIPA

American Brandon Nakashima reached the third round of Roland-Garros by winning against Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor 7-6 [6], 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

Nakashima, ranked No 75, will play German Alexander Zverev, the No 3 seed, next.

In the previous round of the French Open, the 20-year-old American defeated Pole Kamil Majchrzak (6-4, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 [3], 6-2).

Griekspoor, ranked No 58, beat Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, the No 25 seed (2-6, 6-0, 6-4, 6-3) in the previous round of the French Open.

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

  • Alexander Zverev 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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