On Monday, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez defeated Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3, in the first round of the French Open.
Wawrinka has had a difficult year, doing everything he can to work his way back to 100 percent health. The three-time Grand Slam champion hasn't been the same since his knee required surgery after Wimbledon last summer. His knee even appeared to give him some trouble on Monday, but Wawrinka insists that it wasn't related to the surgery.
"As I say, my knee is good. I'm happy with that. That's really positive to see, but it's been now a few weeks that I'm feeling great," he said. "I feel good, and I'm ready to play matches and win matches."
After a visit from the doctor, the 33-year-old played a lot better, even taking a two-sets-to-one lead. But last year's runner-up at Roland Garros wasn't able to finish the job against Garcia-Lopez, and the loss has some significant rankings consequences. If you're a Stan fan, you may want to turn away.