By Simon Griver, June 4, 2009
Andy Ram and Natalie Dechy lost to fourth seeds Max Mirnyi and Nadia Petrova in the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles at Roland Garros.
Having reached the second round of the men’s singles for the first time in his career with a four-set victory over Monaco qualifier Jean Rene-Lisnard, Israel’s Dudi Sela (55) was hammered by 13th seed Marin Cilic 6-0, 6-3, 6-1. It took the Croatian one hour and 23 minutes to get past Sela. “I played terribly,” said Sela. “I made so many errors and you can’t win games against players like Cilic like that.”