French federation president Bernard Giudicelli has slammed the weak displays from the country's male players at the 2017 French Open.
No Frenchman was able to make it past the fourth round stage of the event at Roland Garros this year with Gael Monfils, who defeated compatriot Richard Gasquet in the third round, making it the furthest.
The 30-year-old from Paris was knocked out at the fourth hurdle by Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka, who will now take on world number one Andy Murray for a place in the final.
Yannick Noah was the last player from France to win the second Grand Slam of the season and that triumph came all the way back in 1983, when he ousted Sweden's Mats Wilander for the title.
Giudicelli has been very outspoken about the disappointing performances this year and he admits the current crop of male players are lacking that bit of determination needed to go deep in tournaments.
"What the French men lacked to go further, it's grit," he told French radio RMC. "When a coach says that the player can spend eight hours on court when the temperature is 45 degrees Celsius and that he gets cramps in the fourth set, there's a problem.
"Enough talking. We need to work according to the norms of modern tennis. It means having physical abilities very early and also work on the mental."