Tsitsipas outlasts Czech qualifier in 2nd round

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Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the third round after another slugfest for the No. 4 seed at Roland Garros.

The 2021 French Open runner-up defeated Czech qualifier Zdenek Kolar 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7) at Court Suzanne Lenglen.

The 134th-ranked Kolar had four set points but couldn't force a fifth set as Tsitsipas fought back to even the last tiebreaker at 6-6 before closing out the match just past the 4-hour mark.

Tsitsipas went past midnight in his marathon five-set win over Lorenzo Musetti in the first round, a year after blowing a two-set lead in the final against Novak Djokovic.

No. 11 Jannik Sinner advanced by beating Roberto Carballes Baena 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

This is the first time since 2009 that the top 12 men's seeds at Roland Garros all reached the third round.

Tsitsipas outlasts Czech qualifier in 2nd round
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