Result: Grigor Dimitrov knocked out of French Open

Grigor Dimitrov in action against Marcel Granollers during the Monte Carlo Masters second round on April 16, 2014
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Ninth seed Grigor Dimitrov suffers a shock first-round defeat at the French Open against Ivo Karlovic.

Grigor Dimitrov has suffered a shock first-round exit at the French Open at the hands of Ivo Karlovic.

The ninth seed was brushed aside by the big-serving Croatian, losing the one-sided encounter in straight sets.

World number 37 Karlovic claimed the opening set 6-4 before he took control by winning the second 7-5 against the under-par Bulgarian.

Dimitrov failed to combat Karlovic in the third, and he was eventually seen off 6-4 7-5 7-4 after a tie-break.

The former Wimbledon quarter-finalist will now take on either Austria's Andreas Haider-Maurer or German Daniel Brands.

Ivo Karlovic in action against Tomas Berdych during their Qatar Open first round match on December 30, 2013
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3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
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13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
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