Thiem fell short of victory at the first round of the clay event for the first time in his career after Andujar pulled up a stunning 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 upset against the fourth-seeded Austrian on Sunday.
Recall that the 27-year-old has some mental incapabilities as regards having fine form in turn things around, he could not advance past the fourth round of a Grand Slam in the ATP World Tour season especially the one at Melbourne.
He was defeated twice at the finals of the French Open by Rafael Nadal in 2018 and 2019.
Andujar has earlier defeated Roger Federer that took him to the Geneva Open semi-finals two fortnightly. The world number 68 has now bagged ten victories on the red dirt.
And this is the first time Andujar will come back from two set down to earn his 150th career win.
"It's very special for me, to achieve this at 35 years old, I don't know how much longer I'm going to play," he said
"This win is a real gift." he ended.
The 35-year-old athlete will either face Radu Albot and Federico Delbonis in the second round.
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