Frenchmen have made their mark in men's tennis in recent months. Yesterday, four of them hit a wall.
No shock that Paul-Henri Mathieu couldn't tame Andy Murray. Or that Fernando Verdasco could hit Richard Gasquet off the court. But color me surprised that Ivan Ljubicic rose from the dead to defeat Gilles Simon in straights and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga couldn't harness his scattered energy to dispatch a newly muscular Igor Andreev.