There was little to be gained for the German tennis professionals in France at the beginning of the week.

Daniel Altmaier was eliminated in the first round of the tournament in Lyon. The new German number two was beaten 3:6, 6:3, 3:6 by Federico Coria from Argentina on Tuesday. Altmaier (23) had won the Challenger tournament in Heilbronn last week and thus moved up to 54th place in the world rankings.

The clay court event, which is endowed with 597,900, is also over for Oscar Otte. The 28-year-old from Cologne, who had won against Lucas Pouille from France in the opening match on Monday, lost to Sebastian Baez from Argentina 7:5, 4:6, 2:6 in the last 16 on Tuesday.

The elimination in Lyon meant a small setback for the two Germans a few days before the start of the French Open in Paris. The second Grand Slam tournament of the season starts on Sunday.

Mixed results at Roland Garros

Meanwhile, veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber lost out in the qualifying for Roland Garros on Tuesday. The Augsburg player lost to Frenchman Enzo Couacoud 4-6 and 6-7, while Cedric-Marcel Stebe won his match against Poland’s Kacper Zuk in three rounds. In the women’s singles, Katharina Gerlach and Nastasja Schunk celebrated qualifying victories on Tuesday.

Friedsam bites her way through

Anna-Lena Friedsam gained further match practice with her first round win in Strasbourg. The 28-year-old beat Daria Saville from Australia 4:6, 6:3, 7:6 (7:5) and will now meet Elise Mertens from Belgium.