Stan Wawrinka, a former French Open winner and three-time grand slam champ, has been dumped out of Roland Garros in the first round by a local wildcard.
Corentin Moutet beat the 2015 champion 2-6 6-3 7-6 (7-2) 6-3. He earned the dubious reward of a second round meeting with 13-time champion Rafael Nadal, who beat Australia’s Jordan Thompson 6-2 6-2 6-2.
Wawrinka, at 14 years older than his 23-year-old opponent, had previously played only four tour-level matches this season, winning two. He missed most of last season after having surgery on his left foot.
Watch the latest sport on Channel 7 or stream for free on 7plus >>
Moutet, world No.139, had lost six of his last nine matches.
Elsewhere British No.2 Dan Evans finally won a match at Roland Garros at the fifth time of asking.
A first-round loser in each of his four previous main draw appearances Evans beat Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 6-4.
American 18th-seed Reilly Opelka lost to Filip Krajnovic in straight sets.