Alex de Minaur

Speedy De Minaur races into French Open second round

Alex De Minaur beat Stefano Travaglia in straight sets to reach the French Open second round.

The 22-year-old triumphed 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) against the world No.78 in the first round in Paris.

The world No. 22 took the opening set in just 37 minutes – winning 35 out of 59 points played, while Travaglia made 19 unforced errors.

Travaglia then made the second set much more competitive – hitting 14 winners, however the Italian converted just 1/9 break points and De Minaur broke at 5-4 to take the second set.

The Aussie gained an early break at the start of set three, despite losing his lead mid-way through the set, De Minaur closed it out with an impressive tiebreak to move into round two.

The Aussie star was strong on serve throughout match – winning 69% of first serve points. He also hit 11 winners and 23 winners in the match.

He saved 14 of the 16 break points he faced, and won 43% of points played on the Italian’s serve.

De Minaur will face another Italian in round two as he takes on Marco Cecchinato. The big hitting Italian defeated Yasutaka Uchiyama 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the opening round.


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