It was 79 and out for former World No. 12 Feliciano Lopez at Roland Garros on Tuesday.
The Spaniard’s document streak of consecutive Grand Slam singles principal draw appearances got here to an finish in opposition to Gian Marco Moroni within the first spherical of qualifying for the clay-court main in Paris. Lopez had appeared at each Grand Slam since Roland Garros in 2002.
Italian Moroni defeated the 40-year-old Spaniard, 6-1, 7-6(4). Lopez reached 4 Grand Slam quarter-finals throughout his streak. Three of these got here at Wimbledon (2005, 2008, 2011) and one on the US Open (2015).
Andreas Seppi, who entered qualifying this week having appeared in 66 consecutive main principal attracts again to Wimbledon in 2005, would have taken over the longest energetic streak after Lopez’s loss. Nevertheless the 38-year-old Italian fell to a 6-3, 6-4 defeat to countryman and #NextGenATP contender Giulio Zeppieri on Monday. Seppi made six fourth-round Grand Slam appearances throughout his streak — 4 instances on the Australian Open (2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018), as soon as at Wimbledon (2013) and as soon as at Roland Garros (2012).
That end result leaves World No. 20 Grigor Dimitrov with the longest energetic streak of principal draw appearances at main tournaments, in keeping with the ITF. The Bulgarian is about to look in his forty fifth consecutive Grand Slam principal attract Paris subsequent week.
Fernando Verdasco stays in rivalry for a principal draw spot in Paris after the Spaniard defeated Damir Dzumhur, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1, on Tuesday. Verdasco is a constant performer within the French capital, having reached the fourth spherical there seven instances, together with 4 years in a row from 2007 to 2010. One other former High 10 star bowed out on the first hurdle, nevertheless, as Daniel Masur ran out a 7-6(6), 6-4 winner over four-time tour-level titlist Jack Sock.
Intesa Sanpaolo Subsequent Gen ATP Finals contender Luca Nardi’s bid for a maiden Grand Slam principal draw look began properly, with the 18-year-old Italian overcoming the skilled Andrej Martin, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-3. Nardi, who sits tenth within the Pepperstone ATP Race To Milan, subsequent faces one other prospect, 22-year-old Briton Paul Jubb, who defeated Christopher Eubanks 6-2, 6-7(6), 7-6(10-4).
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There was a dramatic win for World No. 186 Tennys Sandgren, who recovered from 3-6, 1-5 in opposition to prime seed Thiago Monteiro to prevail 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6 (10-8) in a three-hour, one-minute epic. Sandgren, a two-time quarter-finalist on the Australian Open, has received one principal draw match in 5 appearances at Roland Garros.
Different winners on Tuesday included Juan Manuel Cerundolo, who eased previous wild card Luca Van Assche 6-3, 6-3, and Marco Trungelliti, who was a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Antoine Escoffier. Trungelliti shall be hoping to duplicate his runs in Paris from each 2016 and 2017, when he reached the second-round as a qualifier.
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