No all the otherwise good Spanish players turn into mugs when they see Nadal. The top class french players actually play well against each other. Ouanna, who I would not call "top class", was simply outplayed and out muscled.
those spanish even at their mug level is good enough to beat the french.
in tennis, france is not only not in spain's league, france is not in the level below spain.
spain vs france in tennis is like men(spain) vs boys(france).