French Open, Day 2: Stan Wawrinka exits early

Stanislas Wawrinka is gone after just one round at the French Open — Getty Images

Stan Wawrinka

Stanislas Wawrinka is gone after just one round at the French Open — Getty Images

It was an epic first-round match between Facundo Bagnis and Julien Benneteau, with the pair combining to tie the longest fifth set in terms of games ever at the French Open.

Bagnis, a qualifier, ended up winning, 6-1, 6-2, 1-6, 3-6, 18-16, with the final set taking 2 hours and 24 minutes to complete (the entire match went 4 hours and 27 minutes).

Bagnis' reaction after the win was worth the price of admission (picture below), and while he is advancing to the second round for the first time at a Grand Slam, he will face the always tough Ernests Gulbis next.

Stan Wawrinka was bounced in the first round at Roland Garros, his first match since becoming a Grand Slam champion at this year's Australian Open.

Wawrinka, the third ranked player in Paris, went down to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 in a surprise, but an early match that many experts thought Wawrinka could struggle with.

Still, it's the first time that Wawrinka has been knocked out in the first round at the French Open since 2006 and means one of the faces we all expected to see well into the second week of this championship is gone after just one match.

“I felt there’s something I should do and make a new friend. He accepted the offer to sit down, which I didn’t think he would do. He’s a very spontaneous little boy, and I hope I see him my next match.” — Novak Djokovic, on why he invited a ball boy to sit with him during a rain delay as he played his first-round match

Day 3 of the French Open means we get to see local favorite Gael Monfils play his first round, Li Na start her run at a second straight Grand Slam and Andy Murray getting things going in Paris.

Maybe the most anticipated opening match for Tuesday is the one including Caroline Wozniacki, who will be playing her first match since it was announced that she and Rory McIlroy were splitting up. Wozniacki has advanced past the opening round here each of the last six years.

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