Tallon Griekspoor reached the second qualifying round at Roland Garros on Tuesday.
The leader of Dutch tennis, who has recently been coached by Raemon Sluiter, won in three sets against the German Daniel Masur.
The 24-year-old Griekspoor got off to a great start on the gravel in Paris and won the first set 6-2 in half an hour.
Masur (ATP-217) fought back against the number 131 of the world ranking and won the second set 5-7, but in the third and decisive set the North Hollander was again a size too big: 6-4.
In the second qualifying round, Griekspoor takes on the winner of the match between Belgian Ruben Bemelmans and Alessandro Giannessi from Italy.
That party is still going on Tuesday afternoon.
For a place in the main schedule, Griekspoor has to win one more match.
Griekspoor has never reached the main tournament at Roland Garros before.
So far he has always been stranded in the first qualifying round.
In 2020 he survived the qualifications of the Australian Open, but in the first round he was already eliminated by Taylor Fritz.
It is his only Grand Slam appearance in his career so far.
After Botic van de Zandschulp, Griekspoor is the second Dutch tennis player to reach the second qualifying round at Roland Garros.
That could be three on Tuesday.
Robin Haase will face Argentinian Renzo Olivo later in the day in qualifying.
No Dutch tennis player has been immediately qualified for the main tournament.
With the women, Richèl Hogenkamp (against Samantha Murray) and Lesley Pattinama-Kerkhove (against Susan Bandecchi) will play in the qualifiers on Tuesday.
As top hundred players, Kiki Bertens and Arantxa Rus have directly qualified for the main tournament, which starts on Monday in Paris.
Indy de Vroome was already eliminated in the first qualifying round on Monday.
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