Liam Broady of Britain is just one win away from his first French Open main draw appearance.
Dutchman Botic Van De Zandschulp 7-6 (5) 7-6 (8) was defeated by the 26-year-old, ranked 206th, to advance into the third round of qualifying, where he will meet 12th seed Marc Polmans.
In the first set, Broady fended off a set point at 5-6 before winning it in a tie-break. In the second set, he led 3-0 prior to losing five straight games.
But when Van De Zandschulp served for the set, he came back and then fended off three set points in the tie-break before taking his first point of the match.
The win of Broady guarantees him prize money of 25,600 euros (about £ 23,000), with tournament organizers giving priority in a year when there are too few earning opportunities to increase funds for lower-ranked players.
There was disappointment, however, for Samantha Murray Sharan, who lost 6-3 7-6 (1) to Australia’s Arina Rodionova.