Mikhail Youzhny was having such a bad day in the third round of the French Open that he felt the need to apologize, right on court during the match.
The 27th-seeded Russian scraped a misspelled "SORRi!" into the clay with his right foot in the middle of his 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 loss to No. 6 David Ferrer on Saturday.
"There was a lot of people. That's why I write `sorry.' Because I can't show them a nice game," Youzhny said. "The way we played in the beginning, it was not really interesting for people."
Ferrer, who said he didn't see Youzhny's lettering, was part of Spain's 5-0 showing Saturday, led by Rafael Nadal, who continued his bid for a record seventh French Open title by overpowering Eduardo Schwank of Argentina 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.
"Now the first week has gone by," said Nadal, who gets a day off Sunday, his 26th birthday. "It's always the most complicated week to manage."
The other Spaniards who moved on were No. 12 Nicolas Almagro, No. 13 Juan Monaco and No. 20 Marcel Granollers, a five-set winner against Paul-Henri Mathieu, the Frenchman who edged John Isner in an 18-16 fifth set in the second round.
Fourth-seeded Andy Murray also advanced, beating Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
Monaco will next face Nadal, who lost only five games in the first round and four in the second.
"I'm in the second week, so that's the important thing," Nadal said. "I start the most difficult week now with a big confrontation against Monaco. He's playing great. He's having a fantastic season."