Shapovalov dumped out after 5-hour French Open tussle

Ninth seed Denis Shapovalov crashed out contained in the French Open second spherical Thursday following a 7-5, 6-7 (5/7), 6-Three, Three-6, Eight-6 loss to Roberto Carballes Baena.

Spanish world quantity 101 Carballes Baena prevailed after a five-hour battle on Courtroom Suzanne Lenglen to rearrange a battle with 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov contained in the closing 32.

Shapovalov, who reached the quarter-finals of the US Open closing month, twice served for the match contained in the remaining set at 5-Four and 6-5 nonetheless was damaged thrice in succession.

“It is a dream for me to win a match like this on this courtroom docket docket,” mentioned Carballes Baena, 27, after advancing to the third spherical of a essential for the primary time.

“I attempted to be very safe and deal with my sport. Shapovalov is superb nonetheless I did an outstanding match.”

French Open outcomes at Roland Garros on Thursday, the fifth day of the delayed 2020 championship (x denotes seeded participant):


2nd spherical

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-1, 6-2, 6-2

Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) bt Tennys Sandgren (USA) 6-2, 6-2, 6-Three

Christian Garn (CHI x20) bt Marc Polmans (AUS) 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 7-6 (7/Three), 6-Four

Karen Khachanov (RUS x15) bt Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-1, 6-7 (Four/7), 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/2)

Pablo Carreo-Busta (ESP x17) bt Guido Pella (ARG) 6-Three, 6-2, 6-1

Daniel Altmaier (GER) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER x30) 6-Three, 7-6 (7/Four), 6-Three

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) bt Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 7-6 (7/2), 6-Three, 7-5

Thiago Monteiro (BRA) bt Marcos Giron (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-Four, 6-1

Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN x9) 7-5, 6-7 (5/7), 6-Three, Three-6, Eight-6

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x18) bt Andrej Martin (SVK) 6-Four, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1


2nd spherical

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x8) bt Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 7-6 (Eight/6), 6-Zero

Danielle Collins (USA) bt Clara Tauson (DEN) 6-2, 6-Three

Sofia Kenin (USA x4) bt Ana Bogdan (ROU) Three-6, 6-Three, 6-2

Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) bt Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 6-Three, 6-Three

Leylah Fernandez (CAN) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-Four, Three-6, 6-1

Paula Badosa (ESP) bt Sloane Stephens (USA x29) 6-Four, Four-6, 6-2

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE x2) 6-Four, 6-2

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