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Roland-Garros: Simon’s swansong continues, into third round

Gilles Simon won against Steve Johnson 7-5, 6-1, 7-6 [6] on Thursday evening. He’ll play Croat Marin Cilic, the No 20 seed, in the next round

Gilles Simon, Roland-Garros 2022 Gilles Simon, Roland-Garros 2022 © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

French wildcard Gilles Simon advanced to the third round of Roland-Garros by beating American Steve Johnson 7-5, 6-1, 7-6 [6] on Thursday evening.

Simon, who is currently ranked No 158 and intends to retire at the end of the season, will play Croat Marin Cilic, the No 20 seed, next.

In the previous round, the 37-year-old Frenchman won against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, the No 16 seed (6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6, 6-4), while Johnson, ranked No 92, won against Czech Jiri Vesely (6-7 [4], 7-6 [4], 6-3, 6-2).

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

  • Andrey Rublev beat Federico Delbonis: thursday
  • Roberto Carballes-Baena beat Jannik Sinner: thursday
  • Zdenek Kolar beat Stefanos Tsitsipas: thursday
  • Daniel Evans beat Mikael Ymer: thursday
  • Cristian Garin beat Ilya Ivashka: 6-3, 7-6 [5], 4-6, 6-3
  • Hubert Hurkacz (12) beat Marco Cecchinato: 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Nikoloz Basilashvili (22): 6-3, 6-1, 6-4
  • Lorenzo Sonego (32) beat João Sousa: 7-6 [4], 6-3, 6-4
  • Marin Čilić beat Marton Fucsovics: 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
  • 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 Vitus Nodskov Rune beat Henri Laaksonen: 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
  • Casper Ruud (8) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
  • Rafael Nadal (5) beat Corentin Moutet (WC): 6-3, 6-1, 6-4
  • Sebastian Korda (27) beat Richard Gasquet: 7-6 [5], 6-3, 6-3
  • 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 (6) 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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