French Open results: British no1 Dan Evans loses in first round; Dominic Thiem out of Roland Garros

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<p>Dan Evans has never won a main draw match at the French Open</p> (Getty Images)

Dan Evans has never won a main draw match at the French Open

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British no1 Dan Evans has fallen at the first hurdle at the French Open after defeat by Serbia's 48-ranked Miomir Kecmanovic on day one.

Despite some encouraging clay-court form leading up to the tournament that included victory over Novak Djokovic en route to the semi-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters, 25th seed Evans remains without a win in the main draw at Roland Garros in four attempts after throwing away a one-set lead on Sunday to lose 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.

That loss means that Cam Norrie is already the only British men singles player left at the 2021 French Open, with the 25-year-old - who has reached two ATP Tour finals in Estoril and Lyon over recent weeks - facing American wildcard Bjorn Fratangelo in the first round on Monday.

Johanna Konta and Heather Watson are also in action on Monday against Sorana Cirstea and Zarina Diyas respectively.

Elsewhere on day one, women’s world no2 Naomi Osaka withstood 35 unforced errors to beat Patricia Maria Tig in straight sets and advance through to round two.

The four-time Grand Slam winner has attracted criticism for opting not to take part in post-match press conferences in Paris in a bid to protect her mental health, but did agree to a short on-court interview after winning on Sunday.

Elsewhere, two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem was stunned by veteran Spaniard Pablo Andujar.

Thiem has struggled for form since winning his first grand slam title at the US Open last summer but looked to be finding a way past Andujar when he opened up a two-set lead.

However Andujar, who beat Roger Federer in Geneva last week, fought back to win 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-4 and record his first victory over a top-five player at the age of 35.

French Open results today

Men's Singles, First Round

Pablo Carreno Busta (12), Spain, def. Norbert Gombos, Slovakia, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

Fabio Fognini (27), Italy, def. Gregoire Barrere, France, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.

Enzo Couacaud, France, def. Egor Gerasimov, Belarus, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-3.

Henri Laaksonen, Switzerland, def. Yannick Hanfmann, Germany, 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Roberto Bautista Agut (11), Spain, def. Mario Vilella Martinez, Spain, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

Karen Khachanov (23), Russia, def. Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.

Guido Pella, Argentina, def. Daniel Elahi Galan, Colombia, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Miomir Kecmanovic, Serbia, def. Daniel Evans (25), Britain, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.

Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, def. Gilles Simon, France, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (5).

Pablo Andujar, Spain, def. Dominic Thiem (4), Austria, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Marcos Giron, United States, def. Grigor Dimitrov (16), Bulgaria, 2-6, 4-6, 7-5, 3-0, ret.

Mackenzie McDonald, United States, def. Emil Ruusuvuori, Finland, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Cristian Garin (22), Chile, def. Juan Ignacio Londero, Argentina, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-2.

Kei Nishikori, Japan, def. Alessandro Giannessi, Italy, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Spain, def. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

Alexander Zverev (6), Germany, def. Oscar Otte, Germany, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.

Roman Safiullin, Russia, def. Carlos Taberner, Spain, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Laslo Djere, Serbia, def. Corentin Moutet, France, 6-3, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (2), 7-5.

Women's Singles, First Round

Ana Bogdan, Romania, def. Elisabetta Cocciaretto, Italy, 6-1, 6-3.

Anhelina Kalinina, Ukraine, def. Angelique Kerber (26), Germany, 6-2, 6-4.

Paula Badosa, Spain, def. Lauren Davis, United States, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, def. Kateryna Kozlova, Ukraine, 6-2, 6-4.

Naomi Osaka (2), Japan, def. Patricia Maria Tig, Romania, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Danka Kovinic, Montenegro, def. Clara Burel, France, 6-3, 7-6 (8).

Danielle Collins, United States, def. Xiyu Wang, China, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Elena Rybakina (21), Kazakhstan, def. Elsa Jacquemot, France, 6-4, 6-1.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (31), Russia, def. Christina McHale, United States, 6-4, 6-0.

Petra Kvitova (11), Czech Republic, def. Greet Minnen, Belgium, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-1.

Elena Vesnina, Russia, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-1, 6-0.

Clara Tauson, Denmark, def. Ekaterine Gorgodze, Georgia, 6-4, 6-2.

Aryna Sabalenka (3), Belarus, def. Ana Konjuh, Croatia, 6-4, 6-3.

Veronika Kudermetova (29), Russia, def. Amanda Anisimova, United States, 7-6 (5), 6-1.

Nao Hibino, Japan, def. Nina Stojanovic, Serbia, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Leylah Annie Fernandez, Canada, def. Anastasia Potapova, Russia, 6-2, 6-1.

Victoria Azarenka (15), Belarus, def. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, def. Marie Bouzkova, Czech Republic, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Diane Parry, France, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

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