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Adam Pavlasek lands 42 winners to beat Ryan Harrison in the first qualifying round at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

Pavlasek Battles Past Harrison At Roland Garros

Top seed Sandgren through in straight sets

Adam Pavlasek needed two hours and 24 minutes to upset Ryan Harrison 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(5) in the first round of qualifying at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Czech, who reached a career-high No. 72 in the ATP Rankings on 9 January 2017, fired 42 winners to overcome the ninth-seeded American in a final-set tie-break. Pavlasek entered Roland Garros qualifying after achieving his best result of the year on the ATP Challenger Tour earlier this month.

Two weeks ago, the 6'1" right-hander reached the Roma Garden Open semi-finals before falling to Gian Marco Moroni. Pavlasek will meet Geoffrey Blancaneaux for a spot in the final round of qualifying. The Frenchman beat Andrea Arnaboldi of Italy 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3.

Top seed Tennys Sandgren defeated Yosuke Watanuki 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second qualifying round. The ASB Classic champion converted four of 10 break points and will face Mats Moraing of Germany for a place in the final qualifying round. Moraing beat Andrej Martin 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

Adrian Menendez-Maceiras defeated 18th seed Alex Bolt 6-2, 6-2. The Spaniard will meet Daniel Elahi Galan, who edged Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 54 minutes.

Enzo Couacaud recovered from a set down to stun third seed Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. The 24-year-old Frenchman will next face Arthur De Greef, who beat Ilya Marchenko 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

Go Soeda cruised past 27th seed Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-1, 6-2. The Tokyo resident fired 19 winners to reach the second qualifying round after 64 minutes.

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