Top Seeds Koolhof/Skupski Advance At Roland Garros
The Dutch-British pair won 92 per cent (23/25) of their first-serve points to advance after 70 minutes. Koolhof and Skupski won seven tour-level titles last season but are still seeking their first crown in 2023. They will meet Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in the third round.
Marcelo Melo, who earned his 600th tour-level doubles win earlier this week, and John Peers moved past Rome champions Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski 7-6(5), 6-4. They will next play Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos.
Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury advanced after Roberto Carballes Baena and Jaume Munar were forced to retire when trailing 2-3 in the first set. Matwe Middelkoop and Andreas Mies defeated Jonathan Eysseric and Harold Mayot 7-5, 6-3.
Last year’s finalists Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek beat Marc-Andrea Huesler and Nicolas Jarry 7-5, 6-2 to reach the third round. Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen also advanced, defeating Roman Jebavy and Luis David Martinez 6-1, 6-2.