Zapata Returns To The Final Draw Of Roland Garros | ATP Tours

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 Zapata Returns To The Final Draw Of Roland Garros |  ATP Tours

Bernabé Zapata continues to confirm his figure in the biggest tournaments on the circuit. The Spaniard reached the final draw at Roland Garros for the second consecutive season on Thursday, after beating Italian Luca Nardi 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to once again leave his mark on the Parisian brick dust.

The Valencian has consolidated his racket at the age of 25. With more than 15 consecutive months installed in the Top 150 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, Zapata has signed a solid preliminary phase, losing just one set and separating experienced profiles such as the Israeli Dudi Sela or the Portuguese Gastao Elias.

Bernabé lived a special moment a year ago in France, stepping for the first time in his career the main draw of a major. His experience allowed him to establish himself in this type of tournament, also surpassing the preliminary phase at Wimbledon and the US Open. At Flushing Meadows he took it a step further by notching his first Grand Slam main draw win.

Santiago Fa Rodriguez Taverna was another of the great protagonists of the day in Paris. The Argentine, ranked No. 203 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, advanced to the first Grand Slam final draw of his career by beating Bulgarian Dimitrov Kuzmanov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 after two hours and 19 minutes of play. match.

The South American continues to have a great presence on the circuit during the 2022 season. Last January he managed to lift his first ATP Challenger Tour trophy on the clay of Buenos Aires and the feat in the French capital places him on the verge of breaking into the tournament for the first time. once among the top 200 rackets in the world.

This Thursday the Austrian Sebastian Ofner (6-4, 1-6, 6-2 to Alessandro Giannessi), the Portuguese Nuno Borges (3-6, 6-2, 6-1 to Zsombor Piros), the Australian Jason Kubler (7-5, 6-2 Pedro Sousa), the Italian Giulio Zeppieri (6-3, 6-4 Sean Cuenin), the Croatian Borna Gojo (7-6(1), 6-1 to Juan Ignacio Londero) and the Czech Zdenek Kolar (6-3, 6-4 to Franco Agamenone).

On Friday, the eight other players who will make it through the qualifying phase on the Parisian clay will be revealed. Among the applicants are the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas, the Chilean Nicolás Jarry and the Argentines Marco Trungelliti, Camilo Ugo Carabelli and Pedro Cachín.

The Roland Garros main draw will kick off on Sunday, May 22. A total of 128 players will aspire to conquer the individual title in the second Grand Slam of the season.

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