Well the men’s draw at Roland Garros nearly took a big hit this afternoon as Alex Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishkori all went to five sets but walked away with the win.
Grigor Dimitrov was the final player to finish his marathon of the three against the American Jared Donaldson who made the headlines for all the wrong reasons in Monte-Carlo. The American gave it his all to his credit but as the final set progressed past 6-6 his body couldn’t carry him which is leg a big issue which Grigor pounced on as he secured himself the win taking the match 6-7 6-4 4-6 6-4 10-8 to progress to the third round and keep his hopes alive!
The pressure is on Alex Zverev to do well at a Grand Slam and so far it is so good. The German No.1 found himself down two sets to one as he trailed Dusan Lajovic however it seemed to ignite the second seed tipped by most to be Rafa’s main contender and he went onto win the 12 of the last 15 games to secure the win.
Finally the final match was between Benoit Paire and Kei Nishikori. Benoit and Kei were exchanging backhands throughout the match with the Frenchman who had the crowd behind him going two sets to one up on Kei. Kei looked fatigued and a little fed up with just poor body language and it was a challenge getting over the line but he did it!