Then I made some mistakes and got negative," Robert said. Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu advanced to his fourth straight Winston-Salem quarterfinal with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman.
"At this level, you have to be focused all the time and not fight against yourself." Gasquet will next face Australia's John Millman, who rallied to win 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 against U. "Fortunately I played really well on game points and on break points," Lu said.
There will be three in the third round, and at least one in the fourth with Monfils taking on 24th seed Gasquet on Sunday after his countryman sailed past Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-0 6-4, winning the first 13 points of a one-sided match."I started well and had no physical pain, I wanted to get it over with before the night," said Gasquet, who like Monfils is now 30 years old."Gael is one of my best friends, we're both getting better physically and let's hope we'll play a great match."In the women's draw, Kristina Mladenovic, one of the pre-tournament favourites, was joined in the third round on Thursday by compatriots Caroline Garcia and Alize Cornet.
Garcia had to work hard to beat fellow Frenchwoman Chloe Paquet 7-5 6-4 to reach the third round here for the first time, while Cornet upset Czech 20th seed Barbora Strycova 6-4 6-1.
Gael Monfils cantered into the French Open third round, easing concerns he had going into his home grand slam with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 victory over Brazil's Thiago Monteiro on Thursday to set up a mouth-watering clash with compatriot Richard Gasquet.
The 15th seed conceded he had no points of reference after losing his only two matches on clay in an injured-plagued season, but another straight sets win was enough to boost the Frenchman's confidence."Today I played a very solid match.
"I've known Stephane for a long time now, so I know how dangerous he can be," Gasquet said. We've practiced together often, so I know his game and he knows mine.
It is only the third time in 10 years that three French women have made it into the third round.
TENNIS / ROLAND-GARROS 2017 / 1er TOUR / RICHARD GASQUET – ARTHUR DE GREEF.
Ce lob qui vient juste avant sa balle de set montre le talent de ce joueur relativement inconnu du grand public.
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