Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was beaten by Renzo Olivo in a result to shock the French Open crowd
The silence was deafening when Olivo converted his fourth match point to see off Tsonga, the No12 seed at Roland Garros, 7-5 6-4 6-7(6) 6-4.
The Frenchman had seen the match halted last night with his opponent 5-4 up in the fourth set, just one game away from a potential upset.
And the pair were forced to wait for Venus Williams to play her match on Philippe Chatrier before coming out to finish off the last match of the men's first round.
Tsonga was unable to hold his serve in the only game of the day and Olivo celebrated the biggest win of his career.
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The encounter appeared to have reached a natural stopping point at around 9.15pm last night when Tsonga, who had lost the first two sets of the match, pulled one back by triumphing 8-6 in a tense tie-break.
However, the umpire elected to allow them to play on despite the fading light.
But after Olivo failed to serve out the match at 5-4, time was called on proceedings at 9.55pm and the players were asked to come back on Wednesday.
Tsonga had been hoping to become the first French man in 34 years to win at Roland Garros with top seeds Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic both struggling on clay so far this season.
However, the pressure of returning to play with the match on a knife-edge was too much for the 32-year-old two-time semi-finallist, who fell at the very first hurdle.
"I just tried to play every point as it was the last," said Olivo.
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Olivo will now face Britain's Kyle Edmund who dispatched Gastao Eiias of Portugal to seal a spot in the second round of the French Open for the third year running.
Whoever wins the match-up will earn their first ever third-round spot in Paris – Olivo had never even won a match in the tournament's main draw before beating Tsonga.