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Molcan sets up Wimbledon third round clash with Eastbourne winner Fritz

Alex Molcan beats Marcos Giron in straight sets to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in his career

Alex Molcan_Wimbledon_2022 Alex Molcan_Wimbledon_2022 Image Credit: AI/ Reuters/ Panoramic

Slovak Alex Molcan defeated American Marcos Giron in straight sets to move into the third round of Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Thursday.

Molcan, now coached by Novak Djokovic‘s former long-time coach Marian Vajda, won 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on one hour and 49 minutes.

Molcan, ranked No 51, will play 11th seeded Taylor Fritz in the third round. Fritz defeated British wildcard Alastair Gray 6-3, 7-6, 6-3, also on Thursday.

The win continues a good run for Molcan at the Grand Slams over the past year. The Slovak reached the third round at the US Open last year and the second round at the first two Majors of the 2022 season.

Wimbledon (Grand Slam), other second-round results (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass)

  • John Isner (20) beat Andy Murray: 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4
  • Carlos Alcaraz (5) beat Tallon Griekspoor: 6-4, 7-6, 6-3
  • Tim van Rijthoven (WC) beat Reilly Opelka (15): 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4)
  • Tommy Paul (30) beat Adrian Mannarino: 6-2, 6-4, 6-1
  • Jiri Vesely beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: 6-3, 5-7, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (7)
  • Jannik Sinner (10) beat Mikael Ymer: 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili (22) beat Quentin Halys: 7-6 (7), 0-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5)
  • Cameron Norrie (9) beat Jaume Munar: 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2
  • Alexander Bublik beat Dusan Lajovic: 7-6 (7), 6-2, 7-5
  • Oscar Otte (32) beat Christian Harrison (Q): 3-1 ret.
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Thanasi Kokkinakis: 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
  • Steve Johnson beat Ryan Peniston (WC): 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • Frances Tiafoe (23) beat Maximilian Marterer (Q): 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3)
  • Ugo Humbert beat Casper Ruud (3): 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4
  • Miomir Kecmanovic (25) beat Alejandro Tabilo: 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3
  • David Goffin beat Sebastian Baez (31): 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
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