Draws set for Roland Garros qualifying

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Discover out who our Australian gamers have drawn within the opening spherical of the Roland Garros 2021 qualifying occasions.

Paris, France, 24 Might 2021 | Leigh Rogers

No less than one Australian man is assured to progress to the second spherical in Roland Garros qualifying, with Marc Polmans and Alex Bolt drawn to play one another within the opening spherical.

Bolt leads their tour-level head-to-head file 3-1, nevertheless all of their earlier conferences have been on onerous courts.

Thanasi Kokkinakis arrives in Paris with brimming confidence after claiming an ATP Challenger title in Italy – nevertheless, the 25-year-old faces a tricky first-round encounter in opposition to ninth seed Mackenzie McDonald. The American has been ranked as excessive as No.57 and reached the Australian Open fourth spherical earlier this season.

Aleksandar Vukic, who certified at Roland Garros final yr, performs Portugal’s Frederico Ferreira Silva within the opening spherical, whereas Bernard Tomic meets 16-year-old French wildcard Arthur Fils.

Matt Ebden can also be making an attempt to qualify in Paris and performs Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo.

Roland Garros 2021 – males’s singles qualifying
Participant Rank v Participant  Rank
[31] Marc Polmans (AUS) 149 v Alex Bolt (AUS) 195
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 180 v [9] Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 118
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 208 v Frederico Ferreira Silva (POR) 168
Bernard Tomic (AUS) 213 v [WC] Arthur Fils (FRA) 1034
Matthew Ebden (AUS) 229 v Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) 166

> VIEW: Full Roland Garros 2021 males’s singles qualifying draw

Australia’s highest two ranked contenders within the girls’s singles qualifying draw – Lizette Cabrera and Storm Sanders – have each been pitted in opposition to seeded gamers within the first spherical.

Cabrera performs No.32 seed Wang Xiyu of China, with Sanders to face No.24 seed Katarzyna Kawa of Poland.

Priscilla Hon, Arina Rodionova, Ellen Perez and Olivia Gadecki may also contest qualifying. It marks the primary time since 1992 that Australia has had six girls in a Roland Garros girls’s singles qualifying draw.

Roland Garros 2021 – girls’s singles qualifying
Participant Rank v Participant  Rank
Lizette Cabrera (AUS) 150 v [32] Wang Xiyu (CHN) 145
Storm Sanders (AUS) 161 v [24] Katarzyna Kawa (POL) 136
Priscilla Hon (AUS) 162 v Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA) 160
Arina Rodionova (AUS) 169 v Ankita Raina (IND) 182
Ellen Perez (AUS) 239 v Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) 154
[WC] Olivia Gadecki (AUS) 518 v Anastasia Gasanova (RUS) 172

> VIEW: Full Roland Garros 2021 girls’s singles qualifying draw

Qualifying matches begins in Paris this night (from 6.30pm AEST), with Tomic, Rodionova, Vukic, Perez, Polmans and Bolt all in motion.

> VIEW: Roland Garros qualifying, day one schedule

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