Stan Wawrinka bundled out, Cameron Norrie makes winning debut
Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka fell at the first hurdle on Monday while Cameron Norrie booked his place in the second round.
Wawrinka, the 2015 winner, has struggled with injury this season and has played in only a handful of tournaments, but he was hopeful of having a long run at Roland Garros.
However, it wasn’t to be as he lost in five tough sets against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez with the Spaniard winning 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
Three-time Grand Slam winner needed a medical timeout for treatment to his knee in the second set, but found another gear to take a two-set to one lead only to lose his way after that.
“I was coming here with confidence and at the end I won. I just wanted to play free. No thinking. Just play, that’s it,” the Spaniard said after the match.
Cameron Norrie made a winning start to his first main-draw match at Roland Garros as Peter Gojowczyk was forced to retire injured during the second set.
British No 3, who reached the semi-final at the Lyon Open last week, was leading 6-1, 2-0 when the German world No 43 threw in the towel due to injury.
He will face world No 16 Lucas Pouille from France in the second round.
The story of the French Open so far belongs to Marco Trungelliti.
Argentine Trungelliti lost in the qualifiers and was on his way home to Barcelona when Nick Kyrgios withdrew due to injury. He then took a nine-hour drive back to Paris and beat Bernard Tomic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
The 29th ranked Gilles Simon is out as he lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 against Ernests Gulbis while Benoit Paire beat Roberto Carballés Baena 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (11-9), 6-1.
Up-and-coming Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced as he beat Spaniard Carlos Taberner 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-3.
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