of France was not able to provide his home crowd with a victory in the 1st round of the French Open in Paris as he went down in straight sets to the former world number 1 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia.
Hewitt appeared to be in control throughout the match and he will take a lot of heart from the way that he played in this match.
Last year Hewitt reached the 3rd round at the French Open but lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets, Nadal is now the tournament favourite.
The Spaniard is a 4 time champion his one loss at the French Open came in the 4th round in 4 sets against Robin Soderling.
Soderling went on to reach the final where he lost to Roger Federer in straight sets.
That victory was Federer’s 1st French Open title in his career having come close 3 previous years losing all the finals to Nadal.