Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

US player employs underhand serves at French Open

US player employs underhand serves at French Open

Donaldson, meanwhile, was able to save seven of the 13 break points against him, while converting four of the seven he earned on Dimitrov's serve.

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19th seed Kei Nishikori triumphed in straight sets against Frenchman Gilles Simon by 6-3 6-1 6-3 in nearly half the time of two hours and one minute. Things will not get any easier if Dimitrov is to break new ground with Spaniard Fernando Verdasco next up.

Dimitrov emerged victorious from his thriller against Donaldson, winning 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 4-6 6-4 10-8.

Dimitrov said Verdasco had played a "stunning match" but it could have been different if the first set had gone his way.

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Fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov fell to 0-7 against top-50 opponents at the French Open and still has never made it to the fourth round at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.

At least he got through in straight sets, saving energy for whatever might come next at Roland Garros. He has lost at that stage on all six previous chances to reach the quarterfinals.

Dimitrov hit a victor to break for a 9-8 edge, Donaldson slowly limped to the sideline for the changeover, and soon enough, it was over. But she began making more and more mistakes, allowing Osaka to take 10 consecutive points and three games in a row during one stretch. In the tiebreaker, Osaka went ahead 4-1, and held set points at 6-5 and 7-6.

But there was to be no fightback and a forehand a whisker long when serving at 4-5 handed Verdasco victory. He double-faulted. Then he tried his second underhand serve, dropping the point.

In the women's draw, second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki will play French wild-card entry Pauline Parmentier on Chatrier.

If this clarity of thought is what helped Zverev, 2016 champion Djokovic said he had to be patient against the relentless Roberto Bautista Agut to grind out a 6-4, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory.

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