Last year’s Roland Garros finalist David Ferrer reached the second round of the French Open, where he will encounter Simone Bolelli for a fifth time on the professional tour. The Spaniard remains undefeated with a 4-0 record against the Italian. Check out the Ferrer vs Bolelli Head to Head matches.
The ‘Little Beast’ Ferrer reached the second round of the French Open with a comfortable victory over Igor Sijsling. The Spaniard bagged a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win, which puts him at 12 consecutive second round appearances at Roland Garros. Ferrer hit 1 ace, 1 double fault and won 69% of his 1st service points. He also managed to produce 18 winners but was his unforced errors count was slightly higher at 21. His next match-up is against Simone Bolelli, whom he has never lost a set to on the professional tour.
“It is nice coming back again to Roland Garros and playing on [Court] Philippe Chatrier. It was a bit windy on the court, so it was a bit difficult to hit the balls correctly. But I am happy, because I was focused [throughout] the whole match and very consistent, which is the most important thing.”
Italy’s Simone Solelli also advanced to the second round of the French Open in straight sets, as he defeated Andrea Arnaboldi 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. The world No. 150 is 6-7 at Roland Garros and had not reached the second round at the event since 2011, when he lost to British No. 1 Andy Murray at that stage. His one time past the second round was in 2008, when he defeated Juan Martin del Potro in the second round before losing to Michael Llodra in the third.
This marks the fifth time these two competitors will cross paths on the professional tour, with Ferrer leading the series with an unblemished 4-0 record – including two recent wins on clay. Bolelli is yet to take a set off Ferrer and will be hard pressed to achieve that this time around.
Prediction: David Ferrer in Straight Sets