Anyone who had seen Tallon groenpoor play in the first set would not have given a penny for his chances. And yet he won in the second round at the Mallorca tennis tournament against Alex Molcan: (0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3)). More than a week ago, Greek track also faced the Slovak, whom he then forced to his knees in two sets at the grass tournament in Halle.
Even then, the Greek Railroad did not get up to speed until late, but now it took much longer. Within half an hour he had already lost the first set, only in the eighth game did he manage to keep his serve for the first time.
Greek track, now 53rd in the world ranking, actually managed to break the three places higher ranked Molcan in the fifth game of the second set. At the end of the second set, he did it again and forced a decisive third set.