LUX Tennis had the incredible opportunity of being the partner of Pablo Andújar during Roland Garros 2021. On May 30th, this exemplary player created the biggest upset of the first round, beating Dominik Thiem, world number 4 and finalist of the 2019 edition. At 35 years old, he keeps amazing us with his tennis dedication and work ethic.
The match was played in the Philippe Chartier court, one of the most imposing courts in Roland Garros. Pablo was not only playing on the big stage but against a great opponent as well. Dominic Thiem, the world number 4 at the moment of the match, is currently one of the best players on clay.
The epic match went to the decider set. Pablo started losing the first sets what is extremely hard to resolve, especially against a tough player like Thiem. It was an intense match played in the French capital between the two fighters, the Spaniard and the Austrian. The final score was 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6,4. Unfortunately, his journey in singles of the French Open was stopped in the second round against Federico Delbonis in another tough fight that ended up on Delbonis’s side. In the doubles tournament, Pablo paired with the Spanish player Pedro Martínez. They did an incredible job as partners, finishing the tournament as semifinalists losing in an intense match on the way to the final.
We are extremely grateful to be part of Pablo’s partners in such an unforgettable match for him and for the ones supporting him. For the readers interested, Pablo Andújar and Pedro Martínez are in our E-Meet a Star section if you would like them to give you more detail about their experience at the French Open!