Tennis: Koepfer loses to Medvedev at French Open

Tennis: Koepfer loses to Medvedev at French Open

The Davis Cup player missed a surprise against Daniil Medvedev, although the Russian did not play his best tennis. Two other German professionals reached the second round.

Tennis professional Dominik Koepfer missed the second round of the French Open. The 30-year-old lost his opening match in Paris against world number five Daniil Medvedev from Russia 3:6, 4:6, 7:5, 3:6.

Previously, on the second day of competition at the Grand Slam tournament on clay, Alexander Zverev and Henri Squire had successfully survived the first round from a German perspective. Tournament co-favorite Zverev (27) won 6:3, 7:6 (7:5), 6:3 against the Spanish record champion Rafael Nadal.

The 23-year-old Grand Slam debutant Squire won his wild first-round duel with the Australian Max Purcell after 3:21 hours of play and two longer rain breaks with 6:2, 6:2, 3:6, 4:6, 7:6 (12:10). The world number 221, who fought his way into the main draw of the clay classic for the first time via the qualification, will face the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime, seeded 21st, in the next round.

Hanfmann loses significantly

Yannick Hanfmann (32), on the other hand, had to admit defeat to the Argentine clay court specialist Francisco Cerúndolo with 3:6, 3:6, 4:6.

At the start of the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, Maximilian Marterer (28) and Daniel Altmaier (25) had secured their ticket for the second round in Paris. Altmaier will now face the number ninth seeded Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, while Marterer will face the Belgian qualifier Zizou Bergs.

Source: Stern

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