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French Open 2018: Marco Trungelliti hopes for a much less irritating drive dwelling

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French Open 2018: Marco Trungelliti hopes for a much less irritating drive dwelling

Marco Trungelliti’s drive from Barcelona to Paris earned him £69,000
French Open 2018
Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 27 Could-10 June
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Fortunate loser Marco Trungelliti hopes his drive dwelling may have “much less stress” than the 10-hour sprint he made on Sunday to succeed in the French Open.

The Argentine, 27, drove from Barcelona to Paris together with his grandmother, mom and brother to earn a first-round spot.

He beat Bernard Tomic on Monday, solely to lose in straight units in opposition to Italy’s Marco Cecchinato on Wednesday.

“It has been a distinct expertise with all of the media,” he mentioned. “However I loved it. I’ve by no means been right here earlier than.”

Trungelliti – and his 89-year-old grandmother Daphne – grew to become the centre of consideration at Roland Garros after his spouse posted photos of them, alongside together with his mom Susanna and brother Andre, travelling and singing throughout their journey to the French capital.

French Open: Marco Trungelliti’s epic journey from Barcelona pays off

He then described after his four-set win over Tomic that he needed to inform his grandma to get out of the bathe so they may go away his dwelling in Barcelona.

The world quantity 190 misplaced in Roland Garros qualifying final week, however returned in a race to sign up as a fortunate loser after Australian Nick Kyrgios pulled out with damage.

Now he’ll drive again to the Spanish metropolis in just a few days’ time – having earned £69,000 from his journey to Paris.

“It has been superb as a result of I gained on Monday, if I would come right here and misplaced it could have been robust mentally,” he added.

“However the media consideration did not have an effect on my second match – I simply did not play good tennis.”

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