Thiem falls to Verdasco in Rome
Rome - Austrian Dominic Thiem, the world number four and last year's French Open finalist, was dumped out of the Italian open second round on Thursday by Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
Thiem, the fifth seed, lost 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, in the final warm-up tournament before the French Open on May 26.
Verdasco will play Russian Karen Khachanov, the 13th seed, later on Thursday for a place in the quarter-finals.
Competitors are doubling up with two games during the day after play on Wednesday was wiped out because of rain.
Latest results from the ATP and WTA Italian Open tournaments in Rome on Thursday (x denotes seeding):
Naomi Osaka (JPN x1) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-3, 6-3
Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROM) bt Julia Goerges (GER x16) 6-4, 3-6, 4-4 retired
Carla Suarez (ESP) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-3, 3-0 abandon
Kiki Bertens (NED x6) bt Amanda Anisimova (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Johanna Konta (GBR) bt Sloane Stephens (USA x7) 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 6-1
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) bt Danielle Collins (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
Diego Schwartzman (ARG) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 7-6 (7/5), 6-1
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Marin Cilic (CRO x9) 6-2, 6-3
Kei Nishikori (JPN x6) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-2, 6-4
Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Joao Sousa (POR) 6-4, 6-3
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x5) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-0, 6-1