Britain’s No1 female player Jo Konta has a kind-looking first-round draw against Chinese Taipei’s world No109 Hsieh Su-Wei
ANDY MURRAY will start as heavy favourite to win his French Open first-round match with Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov.
But the world No1, who has been struggling again with illness, is set to face Juan Martin Del Potro in a popcorn third-round clash.
Murray and Del Potro played each other to a standstill in the Olympic final last year, with Murray emerging the victor in a titanic struggle.
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But if Murray can find form and fitness, the rest of his draw is pretty favourable.
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal is in the bottom half with defending champion Novak Djokovic, raising the prospect of a semi-final meeting.
Britain’s No1 female player Jo Konta has a kind-looking first-round draw against Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-Wei, the world No109.
British No2 man Kyle Edmund will play Portugal’s Gastao Elias, while No3 Aljaz Bedene will take on America’s Ryan Harrison.
British No4 Dan Evans has been drawn against will play Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo in a repeat of their third-round clash in Evans’ breakthrough Grand Slam at the US Open in 2013, which he lost in four sets.
Andy Murray possible route to final
R1 Andrey Kuznetsov
R2 Martin Klizan
R3 Juan Martin Del Potro
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QF Kei Nishikori
SF Stan Wawrinka
F Novak Djokovic
Jo Konta’s possible route to final
R1 Hsieh Su-Wei
R2 Taylor Townsend
R3 Caroline Garcia
R4 Agnieszka Radwanska
QF Karolina Pliskova
SF Simona Halep
F Angelique Kerber/Garbine Muguruza
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