Xavier lost against Novak.
But if you look at the ranking it is not a surprise. I think masters tournemants are the most difficult one to win a few matches. He wasn't even seeded at the tounemant because there are only 8 seeded players in a masters series tournemant and almost all the top players compete in them.
Better luck in your next tournemant Xavier.
Good luck to Olivier Rochus, Xavier Malisse, Christophe Rochus, Dick Norman, Kristof Vliegen, Gilles Elseneer
Also good luck to Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Thomas Enqvist, JM Gambill, Raemon Sluiter, James Blake, Gaston Gaudio, Marcelo Rios