A unique record was set at the ongoing French Open in Paris on Tuesday after the conclusion of the first round in men’s singles.
According to Opta, the opening round of the men's singles at Roland-Garros this year finished with 21 five-set matches — surpassing 1992 as the most in the first round at a single Grand Slam event in the history of the Open Era.
It must be noted that world number two Daniil Medvedev was dumped out of the French Open in the first round on Tuesday, going down in five sets to 172nd-ranked Thiago Seyboth Wild of Brazil.
Seyboth Wild, who came through the qualifiers and had never previously won a Grand Slam match, clinched the match with a scoreline of 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
It was Medvedev´s fifth loss in the first round at Roland Garros in seven matches.
"It´s a dream come true to beat these kinds of players on this court," said the 23-year-old Brazilian.
"I was cramping in the second set and couldn´t really serve the way I wanted but I tried to play my best tennis."
Medvedev was on a high after winning his first ever clay court title at the Italian Open last week but was unable to continue his good form in Paris.
COURT PHILIPPE CHATRIER
• Camila Giorgi v Jessica Pegula (3)
• Caroline Garcia (5) v Anna Blinkova
• Carlos Alcaraz (1) v Taro Daniel
• Novak Djokovic (3) v Marton Fucsovics
COURT SUZANNE LENGLEN
• Roberto Carballes Baena v Stefanos Tsitsipas (5)
• Marketa Vondrousova v Daria Kasatkina (9)
• Iryna Shymanovich v Aryna Sabalenka (2)
• Lucas Pouille v Cameron Norrie (14)
COURT SIMONNE MATHIEU
• Storm Hunter v Elina Svitolina
• Stan Wawrinka v Thanasi Kokkinakis
• Corentin Moutet v Andrey Rublev (7)
• Leolia Jeanjean v Elina Avanesyan