The French players are known for class, attacking style who like to hit winners and dictate matches, win quick points and not meander around the court hoping for your opponent to make a mistake , sending balls from the baseline tirelessly. (exception Simon). Clay tennis encourages baseline play, defensive game and long hours of stamina and does not reward attacking play. Huge serves are neutralized. Ideally French Open should have been played on grass, given the kind of tennis their players play. I find it ironic it is played on clay. Look at USO. All the players train on hard courts and are a fish out of water when it comes to playing on clay. Would USO change their surface to clay ? It would have been awesome to have 2 grass majors, back to back.