#NextGenATP Italians Flavio Cobolli and Giulio Zeppieri have been among the many winners Monday in Paris as the primary spherical of qualifying for Roland Garros kicked off within the French capital.
World No. 153 Cobolli made his ATP Masters 1000 debut final week as a wild card on the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, the place he fell to Jenson Brooksby within the first spherical. The 20-year-old, who sits ninth within the Pepperstone ATP Race To Milan, bounced again strongly from that defeat in Paris with a 6-3, 6-4 conquer French wild card Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg.
His countryman Zeppieri, who’s twenty eighth within the race to qualify for November’s Intesa Sanpaolo Subsequent Gen ATP Finals, continued his sturdy kind on the European clay with a 6-3, 6-4 win over countryman Andreas Seppi. Former World No. 18 Seppi reached the fourth spherical in Paris in 2012, however Zeppieri broke as soon as in every set to guide a second-round conflict with Marius Copil.
No. 215-ranked Zeppieri is stuffed with confidence after coming by means of qualifying to make his Masters 1000 debut in Rome final week. The 20-year-old upset Marrakech runner-up Alex Molcan and big-serving American Maxime Cressy to succeed in the principle draw, the place he fell to Karen Khachanov.
There was a formidable win for an additional Italian on Monday as Franco Agamenone beat second-seeded Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. World No. 155 Agamenone is taking part in in qualifying in Paris for the primary time, and he subsequent faces Alexandre Muller after the Frenchman breezed previous Cem Ilkel 6-0, 6-1.
There have been early exits for different seeded gamers bidding to qualify for the second Grand Slam of the yr. Zsombor Piros upset former World No. 11 Sam Querrey, with the Hungarian racing to a 6-2, 6-2 win over the third seed in simply 58 minutes, whereas Ramkumar Ramanathan took out ninth seed Yannick Hanfmann 6-3, 6-2. Piros subsequent takes on Egor Gerasimov, whereas Ramanathan will face residence wild card Sean Cuenin.
Sixth seed Radu Albot made a profitable begin with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Matheus Pucinelli De Almeida whereas tenth seed Norbert Gombos was additionally taken the space earlier than he superior previous Frenchman Fixed Lestienne, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.
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