History[ edit ] Officially named in French Championnats Internationaux de France de tennis and Tournoi de Roland-Garros the "French International Championships of Tennis" or "Roland Garros Tournament" in Englishthe tournament is referred to in English as the "French Open" and alternatively as "Roland Garros", which is the designation used by the tournament itself in all languages. They were only open to tennis players who were members of French clubs. The first winner was a Briton—H. Briggs—who was a Paris resident.
Federer SUI and C. Ruud NOR.
Roger Federer provides continuity, but the other player is a successor: Casper Ruud, who was five months old when his father, Christian, competed at Roland Garros two decades ago. Casper, now 20, will face Federer, 37, in the second match on Suzanne Lenglen Court.
Rafael Nadal vs. He did not need help from the draw gods, but he got it anyway.
Results have helped him further. The winner will face either No.
Goffin, who reached a career-high of No. Elina Svitolina Though seeded 19th, Muguruza, the champion in Paris, remains a danger for any opponent at a Grand Slam event, where she often summons world-beating tennis with little notice.
Her third-round foe in the third match on Chatrier, the ninth-seeded Svitolina, has won five of their six matches, but is a far less proven player at majors. She has never made a semifinal despite her stellar performances at tour events.
Opta has compiled a comprehensive list of stats and facts ahead of the tournament. In the last 25 years only five times has the number 1 seed won the tournament: Rafael Nadal , and , Novak Djokovic and Gustavo Kuerten
Stan Wawrinka vs. Grigor Dimitrov Dimitrov, who has slipped to 46th in the rankings, was ranked as high as No.
Wawrinka also peaked at No. In the last match of the day on Lenglen, they meet for the third time in the last 12 months at a Grand Slam tournament; Wawrinka beat Dimitrov at Wimbledon and at the United States Open last year, each time in the first round.
Dimitrov, who defeated No.