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Roland-Garros: Straight sets for Zverev over Nakashima, advances to last 16

Alexander Zverev beat Brandon Nakashima 7-6 [2], 6-3, 7-6 [5] on Friday evening and will face Spanish qualifier Bernabe Zapata Miralles in the next round

Germany's Alexander Zverev in action during his second round match against Argentina's Sebastian Baez at the French Open Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his second round match against Argentina’s Sebastian Baez at the French Open Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

German Alexander Zverev, the No 3 seed, moved into the last 16 of Roland-Garros by beating American Brandon Nakashima 7-6 [2], 6-3, 7-6 [5].

Zverev, ranked No 3, will play Spaniard qualifier Bernabe Zapata Miralles next, who got a stunning win over John Isner earlier in the day.

Ahead of his victory, the German won against Austrian qualifier Sebastian Ofner (6-2, 6-4, 6-4) and produced a stunning comeback to beat Argentinian Sebastian Baez (2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5).

Nakashima, ranked No 75, defeated Pole Kamil Majchrzak (6-4, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 [3], 6-2) and Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor (7-6 [6], 6-4, 6-2) in the previous rounds of the French Open.

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

  • Bernabe Zapata Miralles beat John Isner (23): 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 [5], 6-3
  • Rafael Nadal (5) beat Botic van de Zandschulp (26): 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Aljaz Bedene: 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (9) beat Filip Krajinovic: 7-6 [3], 7-6 [2], 7-5
  • Diego Schwartzman (15) beat Grigor Dimitrov (18): 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
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