Tough to be French at the French Open

It's been 24 years since a Frenchman won the French Open. Barring some major upsets in the next two weeks, that drought likely is going to continue for at least one more year, writes Greg Garber.

Updated: May 28, 2007, 1:53 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Pressure exists in all forms of athletics, but it is particularly acute in individual sports. When an athlete performing at home carries the hopes of a nation in an event of global proportion, well, that can be lethal.

Sure, England's Tim Henman is 0-for-13 at Wimbledon and Australia's Lleyton Hewitt is 0-for-10 at the Australian Open, but the pressure here at Roland Garros is hard to imagine.

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