Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka after their 2017 French Open final
Murray lost to Wawrinka in the 2017 French Open semi-finals, with the Swiss going on to lose to Rafael Nadal in the final
Dates: 27 September – 11 October Venue: Roland Garros, Paris
Coverage: Selected radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website, plus daily reports and analysis

Andy Murray will meet fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the French Open first round – the man whom the Briton played in his last match on the Paris clay in 2017.

British women’s number one Johanna Konta, seeded ninth, has been handed an eye-catching opener against American teenager Coco Gauff.

Dan Evans – the nation’s top-ranked man – meets Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

However, British number two Kyle Edmund has pulled out of the tournament.

Edmund’s withdrawal means there will be six British players taking part in the singles, which starts at Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday.

The first-round matches in the men’s and women’s singles take place across the first three days.

The fortnight-long tournament is usually held at the end of May and the start of June but was postponed to this new date because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Poignant draw for old friends Murray and Wawrinka

Murray is back at Roland Garros for the first time since having two operations on a hip injury that almost ended his career.

Poignantly he has been drawn against Switzerland’s Wawrinka, who is also a three-time major champion and has struggled with injuries in recent years.

The 33-year-old Scot’s last match at Roland Garros was a five-set semi-final against Wawrinka, with Murray saying this week that it was that “brutal” match that “turned out to be the end” of his hip.

A resurfacing operation in January 2019 has resurrected Murray’s career and he will be playing in his second Grand Slam singles event since the operation, having also competed at the US Open this month.

Murray and Wawrinka have already had chance to measure each other up after practising together on Court Philippe Chatrier this week.

More to follow.


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