Bad day for Canadians at French Open

Canada's Milos Raonic returns to South Africa's Kevin Anderson during their French Tennis Open...

Canada's Milos Raonic returns to South Africa's Kevin Anderson during their French Tennis Open match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on May 31, 2013.

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, Last Updated: 3:07 PM ET

It was a lousy day on the clay for Canadians at the French Open.

The three Canadians remaining in the main draw at Roland Garros were all knocked out of the grand slam tournament Friday.

Fourteenth-seeded Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., was bounced with a straight-set loss to South African Kevin Anderson, the No. 23 seed, in the third round.

Anderson recorded a 7-5, 6-6 (4), 6-3 win to move on. He'll play Spaniard David Ferrer, Raonic's nemesis, in the fourth round.

Raonic held a 16-8 edge over Anderson in aces but the South African converted 3-of-13 break point chances to post the upset. Raonic also made 38 unforced errors, more than double that of his opponent.

Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., was eliminated in the second round by second-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia. In a match that started Thursday before being halted by rain, Sharapova converted four of six break points to post a 6-2, 6-4 win over the Canadian teen.

Third-seeded Daniel Nestor of Canada and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden were eliminated by Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy and Florent Serra of France in the second round of men's doubles. The French duo won 7-6 (4), 6-3 and advanced to play Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland.


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