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Tennis-Fifth seed Tsitsipas swats aside Cuevas to reach third round

PARIS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas produced a clinical performance to outclass Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 6-1 6-4 6-2 on Thursday and advance to the French Open third round.

The 22-year-old Greek needed over three hours to rally from two sets down and beat little-known Spaniard Jaume Munar in round one and he could not have hoped for an easier second match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Tsitsipas broke the 34-year-old Cuevas’s serve six times while facing a single break point during his own service games and closed out victory in 88 minutes.

He converted his matchpoint when Cuevas sent a service return long and will next meet Aljaz Bedene, who defeated Nikola Milojevic 7-5 2-6 6-1 7-6(4). (Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Ed Osmond)