Andy Roddick, the last American man to have won a major title, was upset in the opening round of the French Open by France’s Nicolas Mahut.
Roddick, a 2003 U.S. Open champion, was beaten by the 88th- ranked Mahut, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen at Roland Garros.
Roddick, a former world No. 1, had been trying to win his first match on clay this season. The 26th-seeded player lost all three matches he played for the U.S. at last week’s World Team Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany. The 29-year-old American missed clay courts events in Rome and Madrid in the run-up to Roland Garros due to a hamstring injury. That same injury had forced Roddick to retire in the second round of the Australian Open in January.
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