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Top 10 French Open Upsets Of All Time

Top 10 French Open Upsets Of All Time

Defending champion Spain's Rafael Nadal leaves the court after losing to Sweden's Robin Soderling in their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday May 31, 2009. Soderling won 6-2, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

With the commencement of RG’16 EssentiallySports  counts down the ten most stunning Roland Garros results of all time. Some occurred early in the tournament, some late, but all were surprises.

Roland Garros 2015

#10 1996: Agassi upset by Woodruff

For the second time in three years, Agassi was dumped in the second round. This time the bald one was so devastated by the 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-2 coup performed by Chris Woodruff of Knoxville, Tenn., that he literally ran away from Paris.

By his own admission, Woodruff simply “hung in there” and let Agassi self-destruct. Woodruff broke Agassi at love for a 3-2 lead, and when he broke him again in the seventh game, as Agassi spewed a pair of careless double faults, the upset was inevitable.


Agassi was so was distraught after the five-set loss that he skipped the mandatory post-match press conference, resulting in a $2,000 fine. He would meet Woodruff just one more time—1999 third-round at the French Open as well—and avenge the loss with a straight sets win.

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