‘I just kept on believing,’ Thiem dumped out of French Open in huge shock
Two-time finalist Dominic Thiem is already out of the 2021 French Open in the first round, his earliest ever exit from the tournament.
Dominic Thiem has lost to Spaniard Pablo Andujar at the French Open, going out in the first round for the first time in his career.
Thiem led by two sets to love before capitulating to a 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 4-6 loss in just under four and a half hours.
“I’m really surprised, but I just kept on believing,” Andujar revealed in his post-match interview.
“I didn’t expect this at all. I’m 35 years old and I don’t know how long I will keep playing.”
This is Andujar’s second notable scalp of the 2021 season, defeating Roger Federer at the Geneva Open in the Swiss’ first match on clay for almost two years.
VAMOS! He’s done it.
🇪🇸 @AndujarPablo overcomes a two-set deficit to upset No.4 seed Dominic Thiem 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, handing the two-time finalist his first opening round loss in eight trips to #RolandGarros. pic.twitter.com/i1tsBUNstF
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 30, 2021
The result is also the first time that Pablo Andujar has won from two sets to love down in his career, and the first time he has ever beaten a top-5 player.
“The wind made the conditions difficult, especially in the third set, with long points.
“But, in the end, for me, it was a gift.”
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