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Dominic Thiem sent another star packing out of this year’s Roland Garros. Upsets are bound to happen in any major competition and after 11 days of grueling tennis, the French Open has also given a fair share of shocking defeats. But which one of them was the most surprising for you? Read on.

Kerber suffers a shocker

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Germany’s Angelique Kerber reacts as she plays Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova during their first round of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Angelique Kerber became the first female top seed player to lose in the opening round of RG in the open era. She fell victim to the 40th seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, losing 2-6 2-6. It was also the second consecutive first round exit of the German from the tournament.

“I need matches. I need matches where I can start playing and feeling my tennis. Winning matches,” she said prior to Sunday’s loss.


Thiem demolishes Novak

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Thiem registered his first win over Djokovic in six attempts.

Dominic Thiem produced some scintillating tennis in his straight sets win over the defending champion Novak Djokovic in Wednesday’s QF. Thiem who had never beaten Novak before in five attempts, took control as the match went on and muscled Novak 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-0. His next opponent is Rafael Nadal.

“It’s amazing how difficult it is to go deep in a grand slam because you have to play the best guys round after round and it’s not getting easier on Friday,” Thiem said, referring to Nadal.

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