If upsets were the big story for the first few days of this tournament, it was the big names showing dominance on Thursday at the French Open.
Gael Monfils, the Frenchman with incredible flair and a propensity to go deep into this tournament, won his second round match in straight sets and will now get Fabio Fognini in the third round.
While it might not be a tremendous upset considering the rank, the upset of the day that caught our eye was the one by American Donald Young. Now 24, Young made waves back at the 2011 U.S. Open when he made it to the fourth round, and he now has a chance to make it to that same round at Roland Garros after his upset of Feliciano Lopez.
Young won in straight sets, getting to the third round at the French Open for the first time in his career after making the third round at the Australian Open earlier this season.
It was a pretty clean card for Young, who is one of the few Americans who has a chance to really take this sport by hand if he can ever find a way to make it to the second week of these Grand Slams.
Young joins Jack Sock and John Isner as the lone Americans in the third round at the French, the first time three American men have made it to the third round of a Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 2012.
Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will all be on court on Friday, and you can check out the times and the schedule of play right here.
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