French Open: Third Seed Stanislas Wawrinka Suffers Shocking First Round Exit

Stanislas Wawrinka lost 4-6, 7-5, 2-6, 0-6 to Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the tournament.

updated: May 27, 2014 07:45 IST
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Paris: Unheralded Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez caused the biggest shock of the French Open when he knocked out Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 on Monday.

The Australian Open champion, who was tipped as a possible champion in Paris, struggled throughout in a mistake-strewn performance that saw him produce 61 unforced errors.

Garcia-Lopez laid down the gauntlet from the outset by breaking twice and putting Wawrinka in an early hole by taking the first set in 36 minutes.

The Swiss number one then had to dig deep to level the match when he broke at 6-5 up in the second despite firing an uncharacteristic 17 unforced errors.

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