The 51-year-old Frenchman justified himself by saying health problems and chronic fatigue due to difficult working hours were the cause of his inability to perform, however this did not convince the judge of southern France’s highest court in Aix-en-Provence.
World no.1 Caroline Wozniacki and 13-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams moved on to the quarterfinals with hard-fought victories in the 4th round on Monday.
A former German chancellor has called for the creation of a United States of Europe to make the continent more equipped to deal with financial and economic problems.
Maria Sharapova crashed out of the tournament while Andy Roddick and Andy Murray remained on track after Day 5 at the 2011 US Open.
Green Day vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong has become the latest celebrity to be kicked off a plane.