French tennis had already lost its leader Gaël Monfils (21st in the world), who gave up the Italian clay court tournament on Thursday due to a persistent foot injury.
On Saturday, the three Tricolores engaged in qualifying fell in the first round.
Ugo Humbert (46th in the world) lost to American Brandon Nakashima (74th) 6-3, 6-3. Adrian Mannarino (67th in the world) lost to Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor (57th) 6-4, 6-4.
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Small gene for Benoit pair
Defeat in two sets also to finish for Benoît Paire (62nd) ahead of the Serbian Dusan Lajovic (77th) 6-2, 7-5.
“Little discomfort in the thigh, I hope nothing serious for the future!!”wrote on Instagram Paire after this setback. “My goal is Roland and I will do everything to get in shape for this tournament”he added, referring to his “ care “ coming.