Halala: Kholo Montsi beats Frenchman in Roland Garros Juniors debut

Halala: Kholo Montsi beats Frenchman in Roland Garros Juniors debut

- 17-year-old Khololwam Montsi has made it to the second round of the Roland Garros Juniors

- The East London-born tennis player beat France's Axel Garcian 6-2, 6-2 in their first-round at the Junior French Open

- Montsi is set to face Britains Felix Gill in the second round of the tournament

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17-year-old Khololwam Montsi has made it through to the second round at Roland Garros Juniors (Junior French Open). He beat France's Axel Garcian 6-2, 6-2 in their first-round. Montsi will go up against Britain's Felix Gill in the second round.

Montsi is number 13 in the junior world rankings. Montsi is also South Africa's first black junior to compete in the French Open in two decades. His win is plastered all over social media as South Africans show their pride.

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Montsi's joint Twitter account with his brother posted an image of him with the caption:

"GAME! SET! MATCH! In 1 hour and 13 minutes, Kholo has managed to beat his opponent at #RolandGarros 6-2 6-2."
Halala: Kholo Montsi, 17, beats Frenchman in Roland Garros juniors debut

Kholo Montsi has beaten France's Axel Garcian in his Roland Garros juniors debut. Source: @Prince_Yyoza / Twitter
Source: Twitter

Take a look at some of the tweets about Monsi's win below:

@ConnectNPC said:

"Up and running! Kholo Montsi is into the second round of the #FrenchOpen Boys' Singles at @rolandgarros after a 6-2 6-2 win on Sunday. He's been training at our @burgundyhpc home for the last year."

@TennisSA tweeted:

"A debut and a first @rolandgarros Junior Championships win! Kholo Montsi eases into the second round 6-2, 6-2 over Axel Garcian of France."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on Kholo as he was set to represent Mzansi at Junior French Tennis Open. A 17-year-old South African teenager is set to represent the nation at the Junior French Open this year.

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Khololwam Montsi was born in East London leaves this week to start his journey at the tournament. Montsi is not the biggest of players being just over 1.65m tall but this has not stopped him.

The Junior French Open will be held from 4 October to 10 October in France. Montsi has been named "one to watch," by various publications as he makes his way up the tennis rankings. Montsi's older brother, Siphosothando, was also a Top 100 junior player.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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