Juan Pablo Varillas defeated Roberto Bautista 3-2 in the second round of Roland Garros 2023
In a historic and emotional moment, Juan Pablo Varillas (94 ATP) hugged his parents, who were visiting the European country for the first time and to make it more special, they were able to see their son be part of a transcendental moment. 20 years passed for a Peruvian tennis player to qualify for him to the third round of a Grand Slam.
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The national tennis player closed his participation in the second round of Roland Garros with a great comeback after winning 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and 6-1 in four intense hours against a Top 30 ATP ranking, The Spanish tennis player, Roberto Bautista Agut (24 ATP), could not cope with the great physique developed by the first Peruvian racket that, for the second time in a row, qualified for the next phase in 5 sets.
Now he will face a new challenge on Friday, June 2, where he will face the Polish Hubert Hurkacz (14 ATP). The Polish tennis player arrives after winning in the first and second round, just like the national tennis player. In his debut he beat the Belgian tennis player David Goffin (111 ATP) by 3 sets to 2 and the Dutch tennis player Tallon Griekspoor (39 ATP) also by 3 sets to 2. However, the schedule of the match between the Peruvian and the Polish is yet to be confirmed.
Juan Pablo Varillas will play a second round match at a Grand Slam for the first time. (juanpavarillas)
The first Peruvian racket never ceases to amaze and will play doubles in a Grand Slam for the second time, just as she did at the Australian Open, but fell in the first round. Now, he will debut at Roland Garros together with the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (98 ATP) facing the Finns Patrick Niklas-Salminen (1520 ATP) and Emil Ruusuvuori (46 ATP).
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The match will take place on Thursday June 1 in the last turn on court 5 at 8:00 Peruvian time. Likewise, it will be broadcast by the Star+ streaming platform for all of South America and can be seen with the title of Roland Garros Paris court 5. In addition, you can follow the live score from the Roland Garros page.
At the beginning of the year, the Peruvian tennis player qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, ‘Juanpi’ won two games in the previous phase and fell in the third, however, he qualified for the main draw as ‘ lucky loser’ and in a great match he lost 3-2 to the German Alexander Zverev (16 ATP), at that time.
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Now, with 100 days in the top 100, the best season of his career has managed to enter the main draws of all the major tournaments in this category, Australian Open, Roland Garros, where he has had a great performance by qualifying for the first time. to the third round, just as he will also play doubles. Similarly, he will be present in the main draw at Wimbledon and if he continues on the same path, he will also be present at the US Open.
However, he has also been present in different Master 1000 tournaments, such as Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome, being his first times in a tournament of that category. The first Peruvian racket will continue to rise in the ATP ranking, so it will continue to reach more elite world tennis tournaments.