Dominic Thiem suffered a shock loss within the first spherical of the French Open as Pablo Andujar produced a shocking comeback towards the world quantity 4.
The 2-time runner-up raced right into a two-set lead on Sunday at Roland Garros, however Spain’s Andujar rallied to file a 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory.
Thiem’s defeat leaves the underside half of the lads’s singles draw large open, with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal (5/6 to win the occasion – outright) and Roger Federer all within the different half.
He admitted after his defeat that his recreation was “simply not there” and he was not the one participant to wrestle on Sunday.
British primary Dan Evans continues to be in search of his first win within the French Open major draw after shedding to Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic on day one in Paris.
The 31-year-old had loved his greatest season earlier than heading onto the clay, however he was crushed 1-6 6-3 6-3 6-4.
After his defeat, he advised BBC Sport: “It’s exhausting to take; I felt good coming in and had performed some good tennis.
“Now I’m out of the match and it’s a dire finish to a good clay-court season. I have to mud myself down and go once more. Primarily I used to be outplayed and that’s not what I need to be taking place.”
World quantity six Alexander Zverev (12/1 to win the match outright) needed to struggle again from two units all the way down to beat fellow German Oscar Otte 3-6 3-6 6-2 6-2 6-0, whereas fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat France’s Jeremy Chardy 7-6 6-3 6-1.
Within the ladies’s draw, Petra Kvitova saved a match level to succeed in the French Open second spherical, however Angelique Kerber grew to become the primary ladies’s seed to exit the match.
Kerber was crushed 6-2 6-4 by Ukrainian qualifier Anhelina Kalinina, whereas Kvitova rallied to beat Belgium’s Greet Minnen 6-7 7-6 6-1.
Naomi Osaka beat Maria Tig 6-4 7-6 however was then warned about her media boycott, with French Open organisers suggesting she may very well be kicked out of the match if she continued to refuse to attend information conferences.
On Monday, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev performs his first-round contest towards Alexander Bublik, whereas Roger Federer can be in motion.
The Swiss ace will do battle with Denis Istomin, whereas Serena Williams will bid extra Grand Slam glory when she takes on Irina-Camelia Begu on Court docket Philippe-Chatrier.
Poland’s Iga Swiatek (5/2 to win the match – outright) can be in motion, as are Sofia Kenin and Garbine Muguruza.
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