Opening day will see 2018 champion Simona Halep start her bid for a third major while 40-year-old Venus Williams kicks off her 23rd French Open. Andy Murray takes on Stan Wawrinka in the day's marquee tie.
Rafael Nadal admitted Friday that he faces his "most difficult ever Roland Garros" as he prepares for an assault on a 13th French Open title.
Organisers of the French Open, which gets underway four months later than planned in Paris on Sunday, had hoped for a maximum of 5,000.
Rafael Nadal will head into the French Open without a clay title under his belt for the first time, having lost in the quarter-finals at Rome -- his first tournament in six months.
Rafael Nadal, a 12-time French Open winner, lost in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open to world number 15 Diego Schwartzman.
Rafael Nadal was making his comeback after a six-month coronavirus-enforced break having skipped the US Open ahead of Roland Garros with its first round on September 27.
Rafael Nadal has returned this week in Rome after a six-month coronavirus-enforced break before attempting to match Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles in Paris.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic made winning returns at the Italian Open on Wednesday with the top two men's seeds easing into the third round of the clay-court tournament in Rome.
Former world number one Andy Murray and Eugenie Bouchard, a semi-finalist in Paris six years ago, were handed wild card entries for the French Open which begins on September 27.
Rafael Nadal will be looking for his 13th Rolland Garros title at the 2020 French Open.
Novak Djokovic will be hoping to perform better in the Italian Open, after a dissapointing disqualification from the US Open.
Dominic Thiem came into the US Open final having lost to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open earlier this year. He also lost in the final of the French Open in 2018 and 2019, both times to Rafael Nadal.
World number one Novak Djokovic, a four-time Rome winner and five-time runner-up, lost to Rafael Nadal last year in the final.
Rafael Nadal has won the Roman clay-court tournament, normally played in May, a record nine times.
World number one and defending French Open champion, Ashleigh Barty said it was a "difficult" decision but the health of her family and team came first.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer called for "unity, not separation" after Novak Djokovic revealed at the weekend that he was spearheading a controversial breakaway union for professional male players.
Ajinkya Rahane is missing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the ongoing US Open 2020 but is nevertheless excited for the tournament.
Novak Djokovic dispatched unheralded Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina 6-1, 6-4,6-1 under floodlights at an empty Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.