Pablo Andujar got here from behind to erase a two-set deficit to upset the Austrian No.4 seed 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. It was Thiem’s first loss within the opening spherical of the French Open.
Andujar, ranked 68 on this planet, fought again from two units down and it earned him the one hundred and fiftieth tour-level match-win of his profession. He had defeated Roger Federer en path to the Geneva semi-finals two weeks in the past.
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin hailed Andujar’s effort which precipitated an upset on the opening day of the French Open.
“What an effort that was from Pablo Andujar to beat Dominic Thiem in a 5 setter after being 2 units down. He beat Roger Federer within the lead as much as this French open too. Nice first day on the #RolandGarros,” Ashwin tweeted.
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Earlier within the day, world quantity two Naomi Osaka obtained off to a flying begin within the French Open as she defeated Patricia Maria Tig 6-4, 7-6(4) on the opening day.
With the victory, the Japanese tennis star additionally prolonged her successful streak on the Grand Slams to fifteen matches in a row.
Osaka booked her spot within the second spherical by overcoming Tig in a decent second set ending the sport which lasted for one hour 47 minutes.
She’s going to now lock horns with one other Romanian, Ana Bogdan, who knocked out Italian tennis player Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-1, 6-3.