Tennis: The Frenchmen had a day of mixed fortunes as Jeremy Chardy and Benoit Paire proceeded into the second round but Nicolas Mahut and Paul-Henri Mathieu were knocked out of Marseille. Jeremy Chardy was up against his compatriot, world No.199 David Guez, who had entered as a qualifier.
Chardy lost the first set 4-6 and then came back from one set down to win it 6-3, 6-2. Former world No.12 Paul Henri Mathieu also faced a compatriot, the wildcard Benoit Paire. The 33-year-old retired after losing the first set 6-4 and Paire advanced. Nicolas Mahut was knocked out after losing a thrilling, marathon battle against Jan-Lennard Struff in 3 sets 6-1 6-7 7-6. Other results: Vasek Pospisil def Robin Haase 4-6 6-3 6-4 Andrey Kuznetsov def Andrey Golubev 3-6 6-4 6-2 Dominic Thiem def Joao Sousa 7-6 6-4 Also Read: Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki go through in Dubai Also Read: Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka Are Top Seeds at Marseille Open