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Roland-Garros: van de Zandschulp advances to third round after Fognini retirement

Botic van de Zandschulp benefited from the retirement of Fabio Fognini (6-4, 7-6 [2], 3-2) on Wednesday evening and will face the winner of the next match between French wildcard Corentin Moutet and Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the No 5 seed, in the next round

Botic van de Zandschulp à l'US Open 2021 Botic van de Zandschulp à l’US Open 2021 – AI / Reuters / Panoramic / Geoff Burke

Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp, the No 26 seed, reached the third round of Roland-Garros when Italian Fabio Fognini withdrew at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris on Wednesday evening.

Van De Zandschulp, ranked No 29, led 6-4, 7-6 [2], 3-2 when Fognini, ranked No 51, pulled out on Wednesday evening at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris.

The Dutchman will play the winner of the next match between French wildcard Corentin Moutet and Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the No 5 seed, next.

In the first round, van de Zandschulp beat Russian qualifier Pavel Kotov (6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2)

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

  • 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]
  • 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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