Canadian Peter Polansky quickly saw his hopes for a French Open main draw go up in smoke on Tuesday as he was sharply beaten 7-5 and 6-0 by Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in the first round of qualifying .
The 13th seed of the pre-tournament stage and 123rd player in the world took 1 h 26 min to defeat the 204th-ranked ATP holder. The winner got nine chances to break and took advantage of it five times.
Two more Maple Leaf athletes will try to continue their run in second-round qualifying clashes on Wednesday. Steven Diez (179th) will compete against the American Christopher Eubanks (237th), while Brayden Schnur (193rd) has an appointment with Sebastian Korda (212th), also from the United States.
For their part, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil all await the start of the main draw matches scheduled for Sunday.