Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov both through in five sets at the French Open

May 30, 2018

Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov were both taken to five sets in their second-round French Open victories.

 

Germany's Zverev, who is seeded second but yet to advance beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam, overcame Serbia's world number 60 Dusan Lajovic 2-6 7-5 4-6 6-1 6-2 in Paris.

 

Fourth seed Dimitrov came through 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 4-6 6-4 10-8 against 21-year-old American Jared Donaldson.

 

Their match lasted four hours and 19 minutes, and featured 346 points.

 

 

Zverev advances to a meeting with Bosnia-Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur in the third round, while Dimitrov will play Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco.

 

Meanwhile, Japan's Kei Nishikori - who is playing in his first Grand Slam since Wimbledon 2017 following a wrist injury - also came through in five sets, seeing off France's Benoit Paire 6-3 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3.

 

Seeded 19th, Nishikori's victory takes some revenge for Paire's five-set victory in 2015 US Open.

 

 

 

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