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Top five upsets at Madrid Open 2024

Published at :May 7, 2024 at 1:07 PM
Modified at :May 7, 2024 at 1:07 PM
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Gourav Samal

Monte Carlo Open 2024 champion and runner-up ousted in initial rounds.

When you are a tennis fan, you will keep your eyes fixed on each match that could offer something interesting. Such were some instances at the Madrid Open 2024 that kept the tournament lively, with fans witnessing some close fights between the best on the court.

While it had iconic moments, like Rafael Nadal receiving a felicitation for his last appearance in Madrid, there were also certain moments where the underdogs wreaked havoc by defeating the higher-ranked opponents in the tournament.

In this article, we will take a look at the top five upsets at Madrid Open 2024. 

Upsets at Madrid Open 2024

5. Stefanos Tsitsipas’ loss to Thiago Monteiro 

The sixth-seeded and the champion of the 2024 Monte Carlo Masters, Stefanos Tsitsipas faced an early exit in the tournament. He was defeated by Thiago Monteiro who made an entry into the tournament by cementing his place in the main draw via qualifiers.

In his very first match at the tournament, in the Round of 64, Stefanos had to face the Brazilian tennis player. The match never looked to be under the control for the Greek tennis star who lost the match in 4-6, 4-6 sets.

4. Coco Gauff’s loss to Madison Keys

Coco Gauff
MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 29: Coco Gauff of the United States walks off the court after losing to Madison Keys of the United States in the fourth round on Day Seven of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on April 29, 2024 in Madrid, Spain (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

The third-seeded women’s singles player in the 2024 Madrid Open faced defeat in the fourth round of the tournament at the hands of Madison Keys, who was seeded 18th.

Gauff began the tournament with two commanding wins. She won her first match against Arantxa Rus with 6-0, 6-0 sets and then defeated Dayana Yastremska with 6-4, 6-1 sets. In the match against Keys, Gauff put up a challenging fight on the court, but ultimately, she faced defeat with 6-7, 6-4, 4-6 sets.

3. Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden’s loss in the first round

The bad run on the court for Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden continued at the recently concluded tournament. This marks their second consecutive exit from the very first round of the championships. The Indo Australian duo lost to the pair of Sebastian Korda and Jordan Thompson in straight sets in Round of 32.

Previously, they encountered the same situation at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

2. Grigor Dimitrov losing to Jakub Mensik

Grigor Dimitrov
MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 27: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria plays a forehand against Jakub Mensik of Czech Republic during their Men’s Singles Round of 64 match on Day Five of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on April 27, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Getty Images)

Although Grigor Dimitrov has never been known as a clay court specialist, there were still high expectations for the ninth-seeded player at the 2024 Madrid Open.

He suffered a defeat to an unseeded player in his first match of the tournament. Jakub Mensik, who took on the Bulgarian tennis star, put up a tough fight against the currently ranked number #10 in the men’s singles category and secured the win with 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 sets. Moreover, this is Dimitrov’s poorest performance in 2024, as it was the first time he faced defeat in the opening match of a championship.

1. Casper Ruud losing to Félix Auger-Aliassime

After the champion of the 2024 Monte Carlo Masters, it was time for the runner-up to exit after suffering a defeat against Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Round of 16 at the 2024 Madrid Open.

The fifth-seeded Ruud had a smooth start to the tournament, winning his first two matches in straight sets. However, it was the match against the unseeded Canadian player where he faltered and lost in 4-6, 5-7 sets. Interestingly, Auger-Aliassime, who defeated Ruud, made his way into the final.

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