Quick turnarounds for Ito, Polansky
Japanese veteran Tatsuma Ito was in Busan, Korea Friday, losing in the quarter-finals of a Challenger. Monday he was playing qualifying at Roland Garros. Completely different weather conditions and a completely different surface, after a flight halfway around the world. After winning the first set, Ito (understandably) ran out of gas and lost 6-7 (0), 6-2, 6-2. Similar situation for Canadian Peter Polansky – although it was 300 miles, not 5,800. He lost in the final round of the Lyon qualifying Sunday and was on court in Paris late Monday afternoon. He defeated Yuki Bhambri 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).