Berdych makes shock first-round exit from French Open

The Czech men’s tennis number one Tomáš Berdych has made a shock exit from the French Open in only the first round. Berdych, who was considered a contender for the title, was beaten 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-7 7-5 by local favourite Gael Monfils in just over four hours on Monday. Monfils, a former world number seven, has suffered from injury problems and is taking part at Roland Garros as a wild card.

Author: Ian Willoughby