Murray River Open: Nick Kyrgios, who has a history on-court blow-ups, is playing his first tournament in a year after a wrist injury and then the coronavirus pandemic brought his 2020 season to a halt.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka clawed past Mikhail Kukushkin Wednesday to keep alive his hopes of a first title since 2017 as he battles back from a case of Covid-19.
Stan Wawrinka explained his physical preparations for the season-opening Australian Open had been affected after he tested positive for coronavirus at the end of 2020.
Andy Murray said Sunday it was going to be "difficult" for the former world number one to reach his level of old after a lopsided defeat by fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the French Open first round.
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.
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.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka crashed out of the Italian Open in the first round on Tuesday after a humiliating defeat to 18-year-old Italian Lorenzo Musetti.
Former US Open champion Stan Wawrinka is the latest in the list of players who have decided to skip the Grand Slam, joining the likes of Rafael Nadal and Ashleigh Barty.
World tennis has been at a standstill since the beginning of March and will not resume until mid-July at the earliest following the postponement of Roland Garros and the cancellation of Wimbledon.
Alexander Zverev stormed into his first Grand Slam semi-final, rallying from a set down to shatter the dreams of Stan Wawrinka at Australian Open.