French Open Preview 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

The second Grand Slam of the year has just begun in Paris and a selection of Scottish Players are ready to make their mark on the clay courts of Roland Garros.

Rising star Cameron Norrie excelled on clay back in February, when he made his Davis Cup debut in Marbella. He has continued to turn heads on the ATP scene and earlier this month, he captured the Estoril Open doubles title with Edmund. Last week, Norrie made it to his first ATP World Tour semi-final in Lyon after beating world No.10 John Isner in straight sets. This is sure to boost his confidence ahead of Roland Garros.

Norrie is playing today in the 2nd match on court 6 against Peter Gojowczyk of Germany.

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares sent out a strong message to their competitors by reaching the semi-finals in Rome last week. They will be looking to surpass their 2017 performance which saw them reach the quarter-finals in Paris. The doubles pairing will take on Jajovic and Mayer in their first round match.

Gordon Reid reached the men’s singles final in Paris in 2016 and will be looking to go one better this time. He will also pair up with Hewett in the men’s doubles as they seek to improve on their runners-up placing last year. The duo are the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champions together, while Reid already has two Roland Garros men’s doubles titles to his name, having won the event in 2015 and 2016 partnering Shingo Kunieda of Japan.

Aidan McHugh is looking forward to his 4th Grand Slam Juniors tournament with a main draw place at Roland Garros. With fellow Scot Jacob Fearnley is in the qualifying draw for what will be his first Grand Slam experience.  

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