Dominic Thiem stunned by Pablo Andujar in French Open first round

Dominic Thiem stunned by Pablo Andujar in French Open first round
Two-time Roland Garros runner-up and reigning US Open champion gave up a two-set lead

Dominic Thiem has been eliminated from the French Open after suffering a surprise first-round defeat by Pablo Andujar.

Thiem, runner-up at Roland Garros in 2018 en 2019, gave up a two-set lead to lose in five against the 35-year-old after four hours and 29 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier.

World No 4 Thiem will have had much higher hopes for his campaign at the clay-court Grand Slam. The Austrian has twice reached the final in Paris before losing to 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on both occasions, and finally won his first major trophy last September at the US Open.

The 27-year-old fell at the first hurdle in the French capital this time, egter, beaten 6-4 7-5 3-6 4-6 4-6 by his Spaniard Andujar.

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