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How far can the French fly?

Updated: May 30, 2008, 2:44 PM ET
By Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

It wasn't exactly Barack Obama-grade hope, but during the first week at Roland Garros, the U.S. men -- sans Andy Roddick, who missed the second Grand Slam of the year with a right shoulder injury -- gave American fans plenty of reasons to feel optimistic.

There was James Blake, the U.S. No. 2 and the No. 7 seed, grinding out a solid, promising first-round win over German player Rainer Schuettler. How about Bobby Reynolds' toughing one against French entry and crowd favorite Thierry ...

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