The French Open is set to get underway on Sunday May 26 at Roland Garros in Paris.
12 Australians will take part in the singles tournament with six men and six women.
There were 13 players in the draw but Nick Kyrgios withdrew citing illness. He had been drawn to play against Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie.
Alexei Popyrin the world no. 109 was awarded a wildcard to take his place in the main draw. He will be the only Australian in action on day 1 when he faces world no. 61 Ugo Humbert from France.
Ash Barty is a genuine contender for the women’s title. She goes into the tournament as the world no. 8. and if Barty goes all the way to claim the title, the Australian could be world no. 2.
82 – Bernard Tomic vs 46 – Taylor Fritz USA
Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the tournament
55 – John Millman vs 5 – Alexander Zverev (5) GER
64 – Matthew Ebden vs 129 – Gregoire Barrere (W) FRA
69 – Jordan Thompson vs 28 – Felix Auger-Aliassime CAN
109 Alexei Popyrin (W) vs 61 – Ugo Humbert FRA
24 – Alex de Minaur (21) vs 88 – Bradley Klahn USA
Rankings for the men and women are to the left of their name
132 – Priscilla Hon vs 148 – Timea Babos (LL) Hun
8 – Ashleigh Barty (8) vs 72 – Jessica Pegula USA
47 – Ajla Tomljanovic vs 3 – Simona Halep (3) ROM
61- Daria Gavrilova vs 76 – Aleksandra Krunic SRB
96 – Sam Stosur vs 40 – Barbora Strycova CZE
92 – Astra Sharma vs 514 – Shelby Rogers USA
In the men’s draw, John Millman has the toughest opening assignment. The world no. 55 will face world no. 5 Alexander Zverev. The German goes into Paris after claiming the Geneva title on Saturday.
Millman will be hoping that Zverev is suffering a bit of a hangover after his title run in Geneva, but with a few days rest and a week of tournament tennis it will be a tough ask for the Australian, but an upset is possible.
In the women’s draw Ajla Tomljanovic, the world no. 47 has the unenviable task of taking on Simona Halep in a round one match, the Romanian is the defending champion and world no. 3.
Halep had a good run to the final in Madrid earlier this month where she lost to Kiki Bertens to miss taking back the no. 1 ranking. Halep then lost her first match in Rome to world no. 44 Marketa Vondrousova.
Tomljanovic’s best performance this season on clay came in Rabat, where she lost the semifinal to Johanna Konta. If Tomljanovic can play at the top of her game she is in with a chance of an upset.