#NextGenATP Star Tseng Qualifies For Roland Garros
#NextGenATP star Chun-hsin Tseng will make his main-draw debut at Roland Garros after defeating German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-3, 6-3 in the third qualifying round on Friday.
Tseng of Chinese Taipei has captured two ATP Challenger Tour titles this season and is currently seventh in the Pepperstone ATP Race To Milan. The 20-year-old, who did not drop a set in qualifying, broke Stebe five times to advance after one hour and 41 minutes.
Tseng made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open in January, losing to Oscar Otte in the first round.
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Slovakian Norbert Gombos booked his spot in the main draw in Paris for the third time, overcoming Dutchman Tim Van Rijthoven 7-6(6), 7-6(5) in one hour and 42 minutes. The World No. 115 upset Croatian Borna Coric en route to the third round at Roland Garros in 2020.
In his third qualifying attempt, Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas reached the main draw in Paris with a hard-fought 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(10-5) triumph over Chile’s Nicolas Jarry. Varillas, who lost in qualifying at the Australian Open in January, rallied from a break down in the third set to advance after two hours and 56 minutes.
Andrey Kuznetsov will make his sixth Roland Garros appearance after he downed Argentine Marco Trungelliti 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. The World No. 227 reached the third round in Paris in 2015.
American Bjorn Fratangelo secured his spot with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Nino Serdarusic. The 28-year-old also came through qualifying last year, before he lost to Briton Cameron Norrie in the first round.
Pavel Kotov, who won an ATP Challenger Tour title in January, overcame Pedro Cachin 6-3, 6-2, while Argentine Camilo Ugo Carabelli defeated American Alexander Ritschard 7-6(6), 6-2. It is the first time the 22-year-old has qualified for a Grand Slam.
Frenchman Geoffrey Blancaneaux broke new ground by qualifying for his home Grand Slam for the first time in what was his sixth attempt. The 23-year-old downed Daniel Masur 6-1, 6-3 in 69 minutes.