The first round match of Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet on the red dirt of Roland Garros is a beauty. There was a time not long ago that this match up could only be counted on late in a Slam, but here the Scot and the Frenchman meet in the opener. Gasquet comes off his nice Nice tournament win over Verdasco. Murray has faltered big-time of late, surprisingly going out meekly in Indian Wells and Miami and not going far in any of the clay court events preceding the French. He has Alex Corretja on his team, but it still hasn't helped much his clay-court showings.Gasquet is exactly 11 months older than Murray, who just turned 23 a couple of weeks ago. To throw in a Yogi Berra, it's getting late early for both of these once-phenoms to capture that elusive Slam that they were both, in their teens, expected to have bagged by now. This might be Gasquet's best chance to win one now, he's 24 and although older first-time French champions have broken through in Paris (think Andres Gomez and Andre Agassi) he's become something of an after-thought in the game's elite. But Gasquet has shown that he can play well at Wimbledon, too, so maybe his Slam breakthrough could occur in London. Still, after last year's suspension and then quick re-admission (I mean, I saw this guy play in the New Haven qualis last August, he had fallen so far), Gasquet has to be the sentimental favorite in Paris. He holds a 2-1 pro career advantage over Murray, but they have never faced each other on the dirt.I pick Gasquet in five. What do you think?