Two names no one expected are into round three. World number 146 Antoine Hoang from France and world number 147 Salvatore Caruso from Italy.
Antoine received a wildcard to his first main draw Grand Slam and has produced stunning tennis so far with two wins against Dzumhur and now another four set win this time against Fernando Verdasco. This run has been fantastic for the 23 year old and isn’t over yet with his reward being a third round match against Gaël Monfils!
Salvatore who had never even won a main tour match is now in the third round of Roland Garros!
Having come through qualifying his first round opponent was Jaume Munar who has had a bit of breakthrough this year especially on clay but was brushed aside in four sets by the Italian.
He went one better in his second round win with a routine straight sets win over Gilles Simon to advanced a big meeting with Novak Djokovic on Saturday!
Their runs in this tournament even if they come to an end have been fantastic. Ranked around 150 in the world it is tough to make a living on the challenger tour and the prize money guarantees them at least 143,000 Euros!