Germany’s Alexander Zverev, seeded sixth, defeated Russian qualifier Roman Safiulin to reach the third round of the French Open tennis tournament. World number six Zverev defeated Roman 7-6(4), 6-3, 7-6(1) in this match.
Zverev will next face Serbia’s Laslo Jere, who defeated Miomir Kechmanovich 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in another match. This is the fifth time Zverev has reached the third round of the French Open. He reached the quarter finals of this tournament in 2018 and 2019.
Fifth seed Stefano Tsitsipas also made it to the third round.
In women, Victoria Azarenka defeated young Clara Towson 7-5 and 6-4. The 15th seed from Belarus, who had previously reached the semi-finals of the French Open, dominated the 18-year-old Danish player from the beginning.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated 66th-ranked Tennis Sandgren of America 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the second round. Djokovic will now face Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas, who defeated France 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 to make it to the second round of Lucas Poule.