French Open 2017: Andy Murray Is Set To Face Andrey Kuznetsov In First Round

World number one Andy Murray will play Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov in the French Open first round while fellow Briton Johanna Konta faces Hsieh Su-wei.

Murray, 30, is in the same half of the draw as 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka, who he beat in last year’s semi-final.

Second seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic faces Spain’s Marcel Granollers, and is in the same half as nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.

The tournament starts at Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday.

Seventh seed Konta, who is chasing a first win in the Grand Slam event, having lost in round one in the previous two years, is up against the world number 109 from Taiwan.

Defending women’s champion Garbine Muguruza opens against 2010 winner Francesca Schiavone and could face a semi-final against world number one Angelique Kerber, who starts against Ekaterina Makarova.

Romania’s world number four Simona Halep, who is battling to be fit after tearing ankle ligaments, starts against Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova and is in the same half of the draw as Elina Svitolina, who beat Halep in the Italian Open final last weekend.

Petra Kvitova is set to announce later on Friday whether she will play in the French Open, six months after she suffered serious hand injuries when she was stabbed by an intruder in her home, with the Czech drawn against American Julia Boserup.

Source: BBC

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