Marco Trungelliti embarked on a marathon road trip from Barcelona to Paris and was rewarded with victory over Bernard Tomic as a lucky loser at the French Open.
The 28-year-old Argentinian, who lost in French Open qualifying last week, got an 11th-hour chance to figure in the main draw as the highest ranked ‘lucky loser’.
Trungelliti had already travelled home to Spain but – after a spate of first-round withdrawals – he got the call to replace Nick Kyrgios on Sunday morning.
He arrived in Paris just before midnight, registered on Monday morning and walked out on court nine to face the Australian.
Trungelliti, the world No 190, showed no signs of fatigue, as he reached the second round for the third consecutive year and will next face either Italian Marco Cecchinato or Romania’s Marius Copil.