Aussie men set for Roland Garros qualifying


Roland Garros 2021 qualifying begins right this moment and we’ve got six Aussies within the males’s singles qualifying draw.

Paris, France, 24 Could 2021 | Leigh Rogers

Six Australian males will contest the lads’s singles competitors at Roland Garros this yr – and an additional six are aiming to hitch them when the qualifying competitors begins in Paris tonight.

Our Aussie hopes in qualifying are …

[31] Marc Polmans, 24, Victoria
Contesting qualifying in Paris for a fifth consecutive yr, the world No.149 can take confidence from final yr’s effort. Polmans scored the most important win of his profession at Roland Garros 2020, defeating world No.38 Ugo Humbert in his most important draw debut as a fortunate loser. It was his first top-50 win. Polmans’ qualifying quest this yr begins towards fellow Australian, and typically doubles accomplice, Alex Bolt. Bolt leads their tour-level file 3-1, nonetheless Polmans did declare victory once they met in a UTR Professional Tennis Sequence ultimate in 2020.
Roland Garros profession file: 1-1 (4-4 in qualifying)
Roland Garros greatest end result: Second spherical (2020)

Alex Bolt, 28, South Australia
Clay proves difficult for Bolt, whose most up-to-date win on the floor was in April 2019. Though he’s aiming to snap a five-match shedding streak at Roland Garros, the world No.195 is aware of learn how to win at Grand Slam stage. He has made the Australian Open second spherical on three events and certified twice earlier than at a serious. Bolt can even take confidence from a successful file towards his first-round opponent, fellow Aussie and No.31 seed Marc Polmans. 
Roland Garros profession file: 0-0 (0-5 in qualifying)
Roland Garros greatest end result: Qualifying first spherical (2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Thanasi Kokkinakis, 25, South Australia
It has been three years since Kokkinakis, who has endured a difficult run with accidents and sickness, final competed at Roland Garros. Again contained in the world’s high 180, Kokkinakis has been constructing type and confidence on the ATP Challenger Tour the place he has received 12 of his previous 16 matches on clay. He faces world No.118 Mackenzie McDonald within the opening qualifying spherical. The ninth-seeded American can be coming back from damage and made the Australian Open fourth spherical in February. Will probably be their first profession assembly.
Roland Garros profession file: 2-2 (3-2 in qualifying)
Roland Garros greatest end result: Third spherical (2015)

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Aleksandar Vukic, 25, New South Wales
Vukic returns to Roland Garros with pleased recollections, having certified on debut in 2020. He saved match factors in his opening match after which defeated two seeded opponents throughout a sensational qualifying run. The world No.208, who reached two ATP Challenger quarterfinals on clay in April, faces world No.168 Frederico Ferreira Silva within the opening spherical. The Portuguese participant certified on the Australian Open earlier this yr, then examined Nick Kyrgios within the first spherical at Melbourne Park.
Roland Garros profession file: 0-1 (3-0 in qualifying)
Roland Garros greatest end result: First spherical (2020)

Bernard Tomic, 28, Queensland
The previous world No.17, who certified for the Australian Open earlier this yr and is at present ranked No.213, is aiming to earn an 11th most important draw look at Roland Garros. That is the second time Tomic has contested qualifying in Paris – in 2018, he certified with out dropping a set. Tomic faces 16-year-old French wildcard Arthur Gils within the first spherical. Gils, who’s ranked No.1034 and making his major-level debut, is among the world’s high 20-ranked juniors.
Roland Garros profession file: 3-10 (3-0 in qualifying)
Roland Garros greatest end result: Second spherical (2012, 2015, 2016)

Matthew Ebden, 33, Western Australia
Having improved his singles rating nearly 100 locations to this point this season, Ebden carries spectacular momentum into his eighth Roland Garros marketing campaign. The world No.229, who was a combined doubles finalist on the Australian Open in February, is trying to qualify in Paris for a primary time. Ebden’s first-round opponent is Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo, a 23-year-old left-hander ranked No.166 and making his first Roland Garros look.
Roland Garros profession file: 0-4 (1-3 in qualifying)
Roland Garros greatest end result: First spherical (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019)

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