Who are the British players who will participate?
The main draw is expected to feature top seed Cameron Norrie, recent Barcelona Open semi-finalist Dan Evans, Andy Murray, Jack Draper and Kyle Edmund.
With Emma Raducano injured, there are no British players in the women’s singles main draw.
Jodi Borrig, Harriet Dart, Katie Swan, Katie Poulter, Heather Watson, Lily Miyazaki, Sunai Kartal and Fran Jones will each need to go through three qualifying rounds to reach the main draw.
Iga Swiatek joined Rafael Nadal – his defending hero – over an injury suspicion at Roland Garros after pulling a quadriceps muscle in a grueling late-night battle with Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina.
The world No. 1 was chasing one of Rybakina’s many powerful blows when she suddenly stopped and grabbed her right leg. She took a medical leave from the court and came back with duct tape over the injured area. But after acting cautiously in four more matches, she chose to be careful and pulled out of the match, sending Rybakina through to the semi-finals in Rome.
“Hey guys,” Swiatek said in a social media post Thursday morning. “I’m sure you’re thinking about what happened last night. We’re checking. During the second set, I had a hip injury. Diagnosis is in progress. More information in the following days. I’ll keep you posted.”
As for Rybakina – who was on her way to leveling the set when the injury occurred – she said: “I saw something happen in the tiebreaker, almost on the last point but I didn’t know how bad it was. I saw that the first two games [of the third set] She’s starting to get really aggressive so I get that she can’t move much. »
Swiatek could have been one of the big favorites for the French Open – which starts a week on Sunday – if she had been at her best. Conditions in Paris are similar to those in Rome, where it was her first defeat since 2020. Last year, she recorded 12 straight victories in those two back-to-back clay events, dropping just one set in the process.
While Swiatek’s encounter with Rybakina will be widely remembered for her injury, there was a humorous moment earlier in the match when the phone started ringing while she was waiting to receive a serve. After a while, Swiatek realized it was his own phone, sitting in his bag on the field. She raised her hand, ran to her chair and searched for 30 seconds before finally locating the offending device and handing it over to her team.