The Spanish Pedro Martinez He took revenge on the American Sebastian korda, whom he defeated in the first round of Roland Garros, 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2 in 2 hours and 15 minutes, a year after the duel between the two in the third phase that was resolved with the triumph of the son of Petr Korda.
As a reward, Martínez will play a place in the third round against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, fifth favorite, who the day before had beaten the French Jéremy Chardy by 7-6 (6), 6-3 and 6-1.
On this occasion, the 24-year-old Levantine, who knocks on the doors of the top 100, was far superior to a rival who at 21 years old added last week in Parma the first ATP title of his career and that he is in the 50th position of the ranking.
Perhaps the fatigue was noticeable in Korda, who last year, after beating Martínez in the third round, crossed his racket with the Spanish Rafael Nadal in the round of 16, his ceiling in a big one.
Last year, the two players climbed into the third round from the qualifying round, full of promise.
The Spanish had his first two victories in a Grand Slam and the American, the son of a former number 2 in the ranking who won the Australian Open, became the first eighth-finalist from qualifying since 1998.