|Dates: 28 Might-11 June Venue: Roland Garros, Paris|
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Cameron Norrie and Jack Draper will intention to keep up British curiosity within the French Open singles draw as they start their campaigns on day two in Paris.
British primary Norrie opens towards French wildcard Benoit Paire, whereas fundamental draw debutant Draper faces Argentine Tomas Martin Etcheverry.
Two-time champion Novak Djokovic and males’s world primary Carlos Alcaraz are additionally in motion on Monday.
Djokovic performs Aleksandar Kovacevic whereas Alcaraz meets Flavio Cobolli.
Within the ladies’s draw, French fifth seed Carolina Garcia will look to impress her dwelling crowd as she faces China’s Xiyu Wang on Courtroom Philippe Chatrier.
Latvia’s 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko comes up towards Czech Tereza Martincova, with two-time semi-finalist Petra Kvitova taking up Elisabetta Cocciaretto of Italy.
Within the first night time session of the 2023 match, Italian eighth seed Jannik Sinner will play Alexandre Muller (not earlier than 19:15 BST).
Event organisers had been criticised final yr after simply one among 10 night-session matches concerned feminine gamers. Nonetheless, match director Amelie Mauresmo stated she could not promise an equal share of males’s and ladies’s matches within the slot in 2023.
‘Breath of recent air’ Alcaraz begins French Open bid
Defeat for Dan Evans on Sunday left Norrie and Draper as the one Britons remaining within the Roland Garros singles occasion, with no British ladies coming via qualifying.
Norrie, who reached his first main semi-final at Wimbledon final yr, has reached the third spherical in his earlier two French Open appearances and won the Rio Open on clay in February.
His match towards Paire is the primary of the day on Courtroom Suzanne Lenglen and can get underneath method from 10:00 BST.
Draper, 21, is seeking to construct on a breakthrough 2022 season and enhance on his first spherical exit on the Australian Open earlier this yr when he meets world quantity 49 Etcheverry, who’s ranked six locations above him.
In the meantime, Spanish 20-year-old Alcaraz begins a Grand Slam match as the highest seed for the primary time in his profession.
The youngest primary seed in Paris since Bjorn Borg (19) in 1976, Alcaraz was compelled to overlook the yr’s first main due to harm however he has rapidly returned to type, gathering back-to-titles titles on clay in Barcelona and Madrid.
Talking following his first spherical win on Sunday, Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas paid tribute to the US Open champion’s method to the game.
“I had a apply session with Carlitos the opposite day and I did throw in a thanks, simply randomly, and I do not know if he understood that or not,” Tsitsipas stated.
“I owe lots to him as a result of he is such a breath of recent air. He is so aggressive and all the time with a smile on his face. There may be a lot charisma to him and a lot optimistic power that he distributes.
“I feel that is contributed lots to his development as a tennis participant and his consistency too. He appears to be having enjoyable. I sort of admire him for who he’s.”
Serbia’s Djokovic, 36, is bidding to win a document twenty third males’s Grand Slam title, with document 14-time males’s champion Rafael Nadal lacking with harm.
“It is no secret that one of many fundamental causes I play in the present day and compete in skilled tennis is to attempt to break extra information and make extra historical past,” Djokovic stated.
“That is extraordinarily motivating and provoking for me. Historical past being on the road is one thing that may be very flattering and may be very motivating, little doubt about it.”