Dominic Thiem crashed out within the first spherical, dropping 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to Hugo Dellien.© AFP
Two-time French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem, whose rating has slipped to 194 after a prolonged battle with a wrist harm, crashed out within the first spherical Sunday, dropping 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to Hugo Dellien of Bolivia. Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion, has but to win a match in 5 makes an attempt since his return in March. He has now misplaced 10 tour-level matches in a row. His final victory got here in Rome simply over a yr in the past. The 28-year-old Austrian, a former world quantity three, reached a minimum of the quarter-finals at Roland Garros 5 years operating from 2016 to 2020.
He completed runner-up to Rafael Nadal in 2018 and 2019.
Dellien, ranked 87th, recorded solely his third Grand Slam main-draw win. He made the second spherical of the French Open and US Open in 2019.
Sixth seed Ons Jabeur bundled out
Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur crashed out of the French Open within the first spherical on Sunday, dropping to Poland’s 56th-ranked Magda Linette 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5.
The 27-year-old sixth seed was seen as a possible champion in Paris, regardless of by no means having obtained previous the fourth spherical.
Jabeur got here into the occasion with a season-leading 17 wins on clay in 2022 and with the celebrated Madrid title beneath her belt.
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