SUNDAY wasn't the start to the week I was hoping for at Roland Garros as Lukas Lacko allowed Sam Querrey to walk away with a straight-sets victory on day one of the French Open.
Querrey's first 3-0 win in the tournament was achieved after a less than spirited effort from the unreliable Lacko which saw the American ease through without much of a challenge.
Monday's schedule at Roland Garros features defending champion Rafa Nadal, plus Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet on the show courts and John Isner, Nicolas Almagro and Jerzy Janowicz among other on the outside courts.
And I don't rate the chances of Isner very highly today over five sets on clay against Carlos Berlocq when their match plays out at around 4pm UK time today.
Isner is awful on European clay and pretty poor generally away from the United States and 1.87 seems reasonable about Berlocq to put the big man out of his misery.
Isner has won four of his last 13 matches on European clay and defeats to Denis Istomin, Robin Haase and Pablo Andujar coming into this is hardly the kind of form you need coming into a major – and it's a major the American is yet to do anything in too.
The big man has never beaten anyone of the class or ranking of Berlocq at Roland Garros, where he's won just three matches since his debut in 2008 and in slow, cool conditions in Paris I can't see Berlocq not coming out on top.
Looking at the women's draw and the top seeds make their entrance today with British No.1 Laura Robson hoping to join them in the next round.
The world No.35 takes on Caroline Wozniacki and given the Dane's struggles on clay in recent weeks she will fancy her chances of sending the former world No.1 packing.
Wozniacki suffered a disappointing first-round exit in Rome just a fortnight ago, before the top seed in Brussels fell at the first hurdle again just last week.
As a result, her confidence will be shaky heading into this clash, with Robson looking to continue her ascent up the world rankings with another major scalp.
In fact the way Wozniacki's playing she'd probably lose to boyfriend Rory McIlroy at the moment – although she'd maybe beat him at golf the way he's performing!
Back Berlocq to beat Isner at 1.87
Back Robson to beat Wozniacki @ 1.86
Back Halep to beat Navarro @ 2.12
Back Pennetta to beat Flipkens @ 1.75
Back Stephens to beat Knapp 2-0 @ 2.3