Meanwhile, Karen Khachanov and Nick Kyrgios have been going back and forth over the Australian’s social media conduct. This is all quite bizarre considering, of all the disagreeable things Kyrgios has ever said, defending his friend Andy Murray against some quite spiteful comments by Mats Wilander isn’t exactly high on the list.
Mayar Sherif is holding her ground in the early stages on Chatrier, easing through her opening two service games to level Karolina Pliskova at 2-2.
Up first on Chatrier is a really interesting story as Mayar Sherif becomes the first Egyptian woman to reach a slam main draw after coming through qualifying. She has received plenty of support from Mo Salah this week.
24 year-old Sherif plotted her route to Roland Garros through college in the United States. She was unranked last year and she has quickly risen up the rankings since she finished college. Reem Abulleil covered the story of Sherif and other Arab players using college as a pathway to the professional tour last year.
Today’s order of play on the main courts:
Court Philippe Chatrier:
- Mayar Sherif vs Karolina Pliskova
- Laura Siegemund vs Kristina Mladenovic
-  Novak Djokovic vs Mikael Ymer
-  Denis Shapovalov vs Gilles Simon
Court Suzanne Lenglen
- Vasek Pospisil vs  Matteo Berrettini
- Liudmilla Samsonova vs  Sofia Kenin
- Jaume Munar vs  Stefanos Tsitsipas
-  Aryna Sabalenka vs Jessica Pegula
-  Jennifer Brady vs Clara Tauson
- Sam Querrey vs  Andrey Rublev
-  Roberto Bautista Agut vs Richard Gasquet
- [WC] Pauline Parmentier vs Veronika Kudermetova
As Britain searches for its first singles win of the tournament, we are down to our final player. Heather Watson faces the extremely tricky Fiona Ferro of France second up on court 14.
Hello! Welcome to day three of our Roland Garros coverage as this marathon three-day first round finally comes to an end. In action will be top men’s seed Novak Djokovic, women’s second seed Karolina Pliskova, Denis Shapovalov, Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev.
Beyond the top seeds and champions, Tsitsipas and Rublev will be of particular interest since they will have to navigate a very unique situation in order to make a deep run in Paris.
As play began on Sunday, Rublev and Tsitsipas were competing 750 kilometres away in the ATP Hamburg Final. After Rublev edged out Tsitsipas for his first ever ATP 500 title, both players had to travel straight to Paris and, it appears that they had to quarantine for 24 hours while awaiting a negative COVID-19 test. They would have only started preparing for their matches on Monday evening. How will they fare?