Ninth seed David Ferrer was a shock casualty in the third round of the French Open in a straight-sets defeat by Jurgen Melzer at Roland Garros.
Ferrer came into the tournament as one of the form players on clay, but was simply blown away by his Austrian rival.
Melzer took less than two hours to triumph 6-4 6-0 7-6 and secure a first appearance in the fourth round, where he will meet Teimuraz Gabashvili.
The Russian qualifier had earlier dispatched sixth seed Andy Roddick in straight sets.
Robby Ginepri is the only U.S. man in the French Open’s fourth round after upsetting 2003 champion Juan Carlos Ferrero.
The 98th-ranked Ginepri, of Kennesaw, Ga., beat the 16th-seeded Ferrero of Spain 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4 Saturday in a match that lasted more than three hours.
Ginepri was 1-7 in 2010 before the French Open.
This is Ginepri’s second trip to the fourth round at Roland Garros. He also made it that far in 2008, but lost in the first round in six other appearances at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.