The Wild Cards for both the Qualifying and Main Draw have been released for Roland Garros 2020 with Andy Murray, Tsvetana Pironkova and Genie Bouchard among those to go straight through to the first round.
Murray is up to 110th in the World Rankings after continuing his remarkable return; with a run to the Last 16 at the Western & Southern Open; as well as the second round at the US Open.
A former finalist in the French capital in 2016; he will return to clay as part of eight players in the men’s draw; with all of them barring Murray being French.
Among them include Elliot Benchetrit who was involved at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Like alluded to, Pironkova will also be involved having made a similarly remarkable return in her first tournament since 2017 reaching the US Open Quarter-Final; and is now up to No.156 in the world and her return will continue at Roland Garros.
Bouchard on the other hand has spent her WTA restart playing on the clay in Prague and Istanbul. In the former she reached the Quarter-Finals losing to Elise Mertens; then she was defeated on Sunday by Patricia Maria Tig in the Istanbul final.
A rise of over 100 places to 167 just behind Pironkova has seen the resurgent World No.5 back on form; as well as in the line-up at Roland Garros with no need for qualifying.
Tags: Andy Murray, Eugenie Bouchard, Roland Garros, Tsvetana Pironkova
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Author: Samuel Gill