The first massive shock of this 12 months’s Roland Garros got here on the third day with Daniil Medvedev‘s defeat in his first match in opposition to Thiago Seyboth Wild.
The Brazilian, ranked 172nd within the ATP rankings and coming from the qualifiers, got here up massive on a taking part in floor the place his compatriot Gustavo Kuerten reigned supreme.
With a tennis fashion similar to Roger Federer‘s, Seyboth eradicated the second seed, 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, in 4 hours and quarter-hour.
He did it with a forehand winner. It was his first Grand Slam victory. Medvedev‘s defeat leaves him with no likelihood of regaining the primary rating and is one much less rival for Carlos Alcaraz each within the race to be the chief of the rating and within the battle for the Roland Garros crown.
Medvedev broke Seyboth Wild‘s serve at the beginning of the third and gave the impression to be on his approach to the second spherical of the match for the third 12 months in a row. It’s price remembering that within the final version he reached the final 16 (180 factors). However he collapsed within the closing a part of the match, coinciding with the resurgence of his opponent.
The very best tennis participant of the 12 months, each when it comes to titles (5) and matches received (39), left Paris by the again door.