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Home drought continues at French Open as Monfils, Paire exit

(CNN)The French have rarely had a problem developing elite tennis players. There are, for example, 10 men inside the top 100, tied for the most alongside another grand slam nation, the U.S. But the country still awaits the ultimate breakthrough, as the last two home hopes were knocked out at the French Open on a day that began with promise for Les Bleus. READ: Wawrinka outduels Tsitsipas in epicREAD: More milestones for FedererIt means Yannick Noah remains the last Frenchman to win a major, achieving the feat on the red clay of Roland Garros in 1983. He could hold the distinction for a few years longer since a transition period appears on the way. Visit CNN Sport for more news and videosAfter Benoit Paire fell in a thrilling five-set conte ...