Daniil Medvedev, second seed, beat 35 wins.© AFP
World number two Daniil Medvedev advanced to the French Open in the second round on Tuesday, beating Argentina’s 103rd Facundo Bagnis 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. The second seed hit 35 winners and broke eight times against Bagnis, who suffered a nasty slipper while working on the second set and an armed calf game. “I love Roland Garros, especially from last year,” said Medvedev, who missed the opening start on his first four trips to Paris before the quarter-finals in 2021. “I hope this year I can go further. “
Medvedev, on the other hand half of the draw against Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, ruled himself as Roland Garros’ title contender last week after losing just one game on clay this year in Geneva on his return from work. making hernia.
The Russian underwent surgery in early April after missing the quarter-finals in Miami.
“It really went well because when I went under surgery I didn’t think I would play on clay, but I managed with the doctor and physio to get back to working last week,” Medvedev said.
“Physically I feel 100 percent, so I hope to play well.”
Medvedev, who briefly rose to world number one earlier this year, will follow Laslo Djere of Serbia or Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania.
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