Roddick sent packing by Mahut
Paris - Andy Roddick refused to offer any excuses after being sent packing in the first round of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-3 4-6, 6-2 defeat against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut on Sunday.Latest results from the first day of the 2012 French Open at Roland Garros on Sunday (x denotes seeded player):
The 26th-seeded Roddick, who has never gone past the third round of the Paris Grand Slam in 10 attempts, could not even blame his exit on being outfoxed by a clay-court specialist.
"It's not his favourite surface either," Roddick admitted during a news conference.
Instead he went down to the man who will long be remembered for his record 11-hour five-minute tussle with American John Isner on the green grass of Wimbledon in 2010.
Mahut fired 13 aces past former world No 1 Roddick to secure his place in the second round.
On Sunday, he spent only two hours and 22 minutes on Court Suzanne Lenglen, ending Roddick's cameo appearance with a backhand winner down the line.
The American, who had not played for two months between the Miami Masters and last week's World Team Championship in Dusseldorf because of a hip injury, refused to wallow in self pity.
"I'm not going to talk about this tonight, guys. I lost a match to a guy who played better than I did. We can ask it in as many different ways as we want," said the American.
"I'm going to not discuss it. I made a choice. I played. I'm fine. I lost.
"I move just horrendously out here. My first step is just so bad on this stuff. I feel like I'm always shuffling or hopping or not stopping or something. So my footwork on this stuff now is just really bad."
Nicolas Devilder (FRA) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 6-2, 6-2, 6-0
Michael Berrer (GER) bt Jurgen Melzer (AUT x30) 6-7 (5/7), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Gilles Muller (LUX) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 2-6, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 8-6
Fernando Verdasco (ESP x14) bt Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4)
Pablo Andjar (ESP) bt Victor Hanescu (ROM) 6-1, 2-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
Stanislas Wawrinka (SWI x18) bt Flavio Cipolla (ITA) 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-2
Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-0, 7-5, 6-1
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) bt Joao Souza (BRA) 6-3, 2-0 - retired
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x5) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Andy Roddick (USA x26) 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Juan Martn Del Potro (ARG x9) bt Albert Montas (ESP) 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-1
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) bt Jonathan Dasnires de Veigy (FRA) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
Marin Cilic (CRO x21) bt Daniel Muoz (ESP) 6-4, 6-4, 7-5Women
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) bt Heidi El Tabakh (CAN) 7-5, 6-2
Lucie Safarova (CZE x20) bt Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) 6-2, 6-0
Mara Jos Martnez (ESP) bt Eva Birnerov (CZE) 4-6, 6-4, 8-6
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) bt Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 5-7, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4
Irina Falconi (USA) bt Edina Gallovits (ROM) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Samantha Stosur (AUS x6) bt Elena Baltacha (GBR) 6-4, 6-0
Venus Williams (USA) bt Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x26) bt Mirjana Lucic (CRO) 6-1, 6-3
Sara Errani (ITA x21) bt Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Melanie Oudin (USA) bt Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-3, 6-3
Shahar Peer (ISR) bt Stphanie Dubois (CAN) 6-2, 6-2
Ana Ivanovic (SRB x13) bt Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 6-1, 6-1
Angelique Kerber (GER x10) bt Shuai Zhang (CHN) 6-3, 6-4
Irena Pavlovic (FRA) bt Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 6-4, 7-5