Gaël Monfils was the last French hope to save furniture in New York. But after a roller coaster match, where he distributed the winning blows (61) and the faults (77) without always grasping the meaning of his game, the French ended up losing in five innings against the big one. Italian hope Jannick Sinner (6-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 4-6).
0. For the first time since 1978, no French player has qualified for the 1/8 final of the men’s singles of one of the four Grand Slam tournaments. #USOpen
Best performance of the French in 2021:
🇦🇺: 3rd round
🇫🇷: 2nd round
🇬🇧: 2nd round
🇺🇸: 3rd round
– Game, Set and Maths (@JeuSetMaths) September 4, 2021
Worst crisis in decades
Confirmation that French men’s tennis is going through its worst period of famine in decades. It is indeed the first time since 1978 that no French player in men has managed to qualify for the round of 16 of one of the four Grand Slams of the year. At Roland Garros and Wimbleon, the adventure even stopped at the second maximum for all our representatives, the fault of the Musketeers at the end of the race and a stammering succession in the format of five sets, like by Ugo Humbert or Arthur Rinderknech. And that might just last a while, so let’s all be strong together.