French men have matched their worst result at the French Open since the tournament allowed foreigners to enter in 1925, with only one player reaching the third round.
The last time there was only one French player remaining in the tournament at this stage was in 1995. There was also only one French player in the third round in 1993 and 1969.
After Florent Serra and Nicolas Mahut lost Friday, the eight-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is France's only representative in the third round of the clay-court Grand Slam. He was playing Thiemo De Bakker on Friday.
Nineteen French players where included in the main draw this year.