The Spanish Pablo Carreño overcame the fast lane first round from Roland Garros, after defeating the Slovak in 1 hour and 43 minutes Norbert Gombos for 6-3, 6-4 and 6-3, and will be measured in the second with the young French Enzo Couacaud, 177 of the world and invited by the organizers.
The Spanish hardly gave options to his rival, very solid with his serve and concentrated, leaving no margin for the Slovak.
Carreno, 29 years old and 12 in the world, has played the quarterfinals at Roland Garros twice, the last ones last year, when he also reached the semifinals of a great at the United States Open for the second time, his best performance in these tournaments.
Your next opponent will be Enzo Couacaud, 26-year-old French tennis player who, invited by the organizers, added his first victory on the professional circuit against the Belarusian Egor Gerasimov, 78 of the world, by 7-6 (3), 6-4 and 6-3.
It was his second match on the professional circuit, having lost the first at the Montpellier tournament last year.
On two occasions, Couacaud had lost in the preliminary phase of Roland Garros.
Carreño’s is the second Spanish victory of the day, after that achieved by Paula Badosa against the American Lauren Davis by 6-2 and 7-6 (3) in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The eighth-finalist of the last edition, who arrives in a good moment of form with the title of Belgrade in its showcases, will face the Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, 62 of the world of 26 years, who beat the French Clara Burel, invited by the organizers, by 6-3 and 7-6 (3).