Despite good US Open tour in recent weeks, Benoit Paire (49 th in the ATP rankings) was eliminated in his opening match in the first round of the US Open. He was beaten in four sets (6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4) by Serbian Dusan Lajovic. Not without having verbally attacked a spectator during the match, whom he violently insulted for having spoken during an exchange.
Another committed French, Ugo Humbert (seed number 23) also came out of the tournament, beaten by the German Peter Gojowczyk in five sets (1-6, 6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4). Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, he did not even play against Casper Ruud (seeded number 11): he forfeited for a right calf injury.