Ficovich Brouwer Roland Garros

Ficovich starts to smile at Roland Garros

The Argentine takes his first win at Roland Garros 2023. A great return to the competition for Juan Pablo Ficovich, who has overcome Gijs Brouwer (6-4, 6-3).

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Juan Pablo Ficovich debuted on Tuesday in the previous stage Roland Garros. The Argentine had not competed since the Challenger played in Buenos Aires a month earlier. This time it was his turn to make his debut against the Dutchman Brouwer, a player who came in with a bad result. Both had measured on a hard field in Turin 2022 and the victory went to the Dutchman, although this time everything was a priori more even.

Ficovich begins to enjoy

The predictions came true and Ficovich started commanding the scoreboard. In addition, the Argentinian was brave and stable from the bottom of the track. This allowed him to get the first break and go 3-1 up, although Brouwer reacted and leveled the tables at 3-3. From that moment on, Juampi commanded the scoreboard and transferred the pressure to the other side. With the score in his favor, the Argentine began to loosen up and take some of his best shots. After 5-4 there was still the first set left and with 30-40 the expected set point came. At the first opportunity, he closed his fist and took the first round.

Ending the first set like this gave him a boost of confidence and a good start to the second set saw him go up 3-0. Ficovich was the one responding on the track, and Brouwer had all kinds of problems. Despite this, he grabbed the game and made five saves against break balls, and the score was 1-3. The Dutchman took the opportunity to get a counter break in the seventh game to make it 3-4, although Ficovich returned the coin to make it 5-3 on the break, staying on the verge of victory. It was difficult for him, and it’s never easy to decide a match, but after saving the break and against The third match point closed the fist and added his first win in the 2023 Roland Garros qualifier.

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