Brazil debuted with two wins in the doubles dispute of the tennis tournament at Roland Garros, this Tuesday, in Paris (France). Rafael Matos, in partnership with Spaniard David Vega Hernandez, beat the 13th seed, Argentine Andres Molteni and Mexican Santiago Gonzalez, by 2 sets to 0 (partials of 6/2 and 6/3). Then it was Marcelo Melo’s turn, alongside Argentine Maximo Gonzales, to overcome Slovenian Aljaz Bedene and Serbian Filip Krajinovic by 2 sets to 0 (6/4 and 6/2), in just over an hour into the match. .
Melo and Gonzales will face North American Maxime Cressy and Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the second round, on dates and times to be defined. The rivals advanced after defeating Czech Roman Jebavy and Serbian Matej Sabanov by 2 to 1. Rafael Matos and Veja Hernandez will face off with the winners of the match between North American Denis Kudla and Finnish partner Emil Ruusuvuori against Polish Lukasz Kubot who plays together with Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
This Wednesday, at 8 am (Brasília time), São Paulo’s Bia Haddad, the only representative of the country in the French clay singles dispute, faces Kaia Kanepi, from Estonia, 46th in the world ranking. The Brazilian, currently number 48 in the world, triumphed in her debut last Sunday (22) against Spain’s Cristina Busca (134th), by 2 sets to 1 (6/3, 1/6 and 6/2), after a 2:13 clash. .
After the singles game, Bia returns to the court to debut in doubles alongside Kazakh Ana Danilina. The first duel will be against the Japanese Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya, at a time yet to be defined.
At 6 am this Wednesday (25), who also makes his debut in the Roland Garros doubles is Bruno Soares from Minas Gerais, along with Scottish Jamie Murray. They will face the South Africa-Israel partnership formed respectively by Lloyd Harris and Jonathan Erlich (Israel)
Who has already said goodbye to Roland Garros was the São Paulo Felipe Meligeni and the partner Sebastián Baes (Argentina) who lost in the debut, by 2 sets to 0 (7/5 and 6/3) to the Kazakh duo Andrey Golubev, with the French Martin .