I've seen a lot of ridiculous losses over the years on Grand Slams, but this one takes the cake. How can a Top 100 player lose to someone who is ranked 1098, who can't buy a win in a futures tournament and who was never a great junior (just #30 back in early 2011) is beyond me.
It had to be some Polish headcase to accomplish such "achievement"!
This win is big for Novikov and will give him confidence, however this confidence will go to hell when Benneteau or Rochus crushes him like a bug in the next round. Two experienced baseliners with good variety are exactly the kind of player someone like Novikov can't do nothing against at this point.