Although not an upset in the sense that either player was seeded, Goffin is the true Cinderella story of this year’s French Open. Goffin is the first “lucky loser” to advance to the fourth round of a Grand Slam since Dick Norman did it at Wimbledon in 1995.
Why He Won: Kubot played more consistently and was able to convert his break chances. Goffin committed just 25 unforced errors to 47 for Kubot. He did a much better job on his second serve, winning 58 percent compared to just 42 percent for Kubot. He also converted 42 percent of his break-chance points to just 29 for Kubot.
Who Benefits: Roger Federer. Federer will have a chance to advance to his 29th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal without playing a seeded player through the first four rounds. A tough quarterfinal looms. He will face the winner of Tomas Berdych vs. Juan Martin DelPotro.