06 Jun Piros too strong for Simon Carr at Roland Garros
Simon Carr came up against the reigning Australian Open Champion in the second round of the French Open in Roland Garros. The Hungarian took control of the match from the start and raced into a 6-0 lead. Carr got into the match in the second set breaking the No 4 seed in the second game only to have Piros break back straight away. With the set poised at 4-5 and Piros serving for the match Carr succeeded in breaking his serve to stage one last challenge but on this occasion a repeat of the previous day’s comeback proved to be too big an ask and he eventually lost 6-0 6-4. While there will be disappointment with the result, he has shown that when he gets into his stride Simon Carr has the ability to compete with the best of them.
First round match report -Sunday June 4th
17 year old Simon Carr staged an impressive and gutsy comeback this morning to defeat his American opponent Vasil Kirkov(ranked 30) and progress into the second round at Roland Garros. He lost the opening set 0-6 and went 1-4 and 0-40 down before the tightly contested points started to swing in his favour. He took the second set in the tiebreak but really found his form in the third set breaking his opponent’s serve twice to take the match 0-6 7-6(4)6-2.
His second round opponent is the 17 year old Hungarian Zsombor Piros and No 4 seed. Piros overcame the French wildcard Maxence Broville (world ranking 67) in three sets earlier today