Drysdale to miss French Open

Updated: May 28, 2006, 2:13 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Cliff Drysdale will not be part of ESPN2's coverage of the French Open because of illness.

A mainstay of ESPN's tennis programming since the very beginning -- a Davis Cup telecast one week after ESPN debuted in September 1979 -- Drysdale is recovering at home and will be unable to participate.