The first racket of Ukraine leaves the “Rolland Garros” – 2017

Alexander Dolgopolov


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Tennist best Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in a tense struggle lost to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round, “Roland Garros” and left the tournament.

Starting the match won with Carlos Berloco was given to Alexander Dolgopolov is very easy — Ukrainian never missed a feed and won in three sets. To have a chance to pass Stan Wawrinka, from Kiev had today to play at least not worse. Given that two years ago, the Swiss became the champion of Roland Garros, and in 2016, came in here in the top four, the task before our player was standing very daunting.

This season is 3-time champion of the Hats were great on hard, having been in the semifinals of the Australian Open and the final of the Indian wells. On clay, Wawrinka failed all three masters, but last week, corrected statistics, becoming the champion of the home championship in Geneva . In the opening round in Paris Stan was a hard-fought victory over Joseph Kovalikha, only in the second set having experienced difficulties. In personal meetings, by the way, number three ATP Dolgopolova inferior. The Ukrainian won two games out of three, but the last time you guys crossed paths in 2014.

In the starting party Wawrinka served well in the beginning, and in the second game a winner from the backhand designed break. But closer to the middle of the set Dolgopolov played safer and he began to get chances of admission. In the fifth game, Stan went away with break-points, but with the score 4:2 gave a double on gamble opponent and lost the advantage. Aligning the situation in the party, Dolgopolov kept pushing and got to the three “hidden” setblob. But two of them Ukrainian lost on errors, and the third Wawrinka “killed” ACE. Even more offensive, in the 10th game of Alexander himself stumbled and after a couple of winners, the Swiss took the set.

In the second game was observed an equal fight and there was not a single break-point. Only two games on serve, Dolgopolov recorded “exactly”, but in the important moment, the Ukrainian scored too well or threw in the ball. In the tie-break, the guys played aggressive and more luck to Wawrinka. Ukrainian hardly has not ended with 2:5, but still at the right moment to help the third seed came from.’

The third part of the match started with break under “zero” from the champion of 2015. Wawrinka scored more, filed out and keeping his opponent at a distance. But in the second set Dolgopolov raised his level and ceased to mistake. In the sixth game of the Ukrainian great job with the forehand and forced the opponent to smear. In the end, Alexander break back, and later for the first time in the match took the lead. The boys had exchange feeds and the like as prepared to a tie-break. But in the 11th game to Dolgopolova returned errors and a forehand winner from Wawrinka designed break. After that, one of the favorites of the tournament, successfully applied for a party.

Ukrainian is the second time in his career left Roland Garros after the second match, failing to repeat personal record on clay Helmet. However, he showed a decent game in both of his fights and two and a half hours spent on court one of the favorites. Dolgopolov not won more than one match in the tournament since February and try to correct the disappointing statistics already on the grass. During a speech in Paris, Kiev will receive a cheque for €60,000 and 45 points, which will improve their position in the ranking.

2nd round

Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland, 3) — Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine) — 6:4, 7:6 (5), 7:5

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