Shapovalov dumped out after 5-hour French Open tussle

Roland Garros
Roland Garros

Ninth seed Denis Shapovalov crashed out in the French Open second round Thursday following a 7-5, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 loss to Roberto Carballes Baena.

Spanish world number 101 Carballes Baena prevailed after a five-hour battle on Court Suzanne Lenglen to set up a clash with 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov in the last 32.

Shapovalov, who reached the quarter-finals of the US Open last month, twice served for the match in the final set at 5-4 and 6-5 but was broken three times in succession.

"It's a dream for me to win a match like this on this court," said Carballes Baena, 27, after advancing to the third round of a major for the first time.

"I tried to be very solid and focus on my game. Shapovalov is very good but I did a very good match."

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


2nd round

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, 6-3

Christian Garn (CHI x20) bt Marc Polmans (AUS) 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4

Karen Khachanov (RUS x15) bt Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-1, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/2)

Pablo Carreo-Busta (ESP x17) bt Guido Pella (ARG) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1

Daniel Altmaier (GER) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER x30) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) bt Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 7-5

Thiago Monteiro (BRA) bt Marcos Giron (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-1

Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN x9) 7-5, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6, 8-6

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x18) bt Andrej Martin (SVK) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1


2nd round

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x8) bt Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 7-6 (8/6), 6-0

Danielle Collins (USA) bt Clara Tauson (DEN) 6-2, 6-3

Sofia Kenin (USA x4) bt Ana Bogdan (ROU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) bt Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 6-3, 6-3

Leylah Fernandez (CAN) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Paula Badosa (ESP) bt Sloane Stephens (USA x29) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE x2) 6-4, 6-2

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