No.1 seed Rafael Nadal starts his bid for an 11th title at the French Open and the only man to beat him this season on clay, seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem, is on the day’s program, too. Nadal faces Simone Bolelli of Italy on Court Philippe Chatrier while Thiem faces Ilya Ivashka of Belarus on Court 1. Nadal has been in impressive form this season on his favorite surface, losing just one match on clay in the quarterfinals at Madrid against Thiem. Former champion Novak Djokovic, the No. 20 seed, is up against Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil. In women’s play, No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki takes on American Danielle Collins.
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Chance of thunderstorm. High of 79 degrees (26 Celsius).
Sunny. High of 82 degrees (28 Celsius).
Seeded winners in the men’s first round:
No. 2 Alexander Zverev, No. 4 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 8 David Goffin, No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta, No. 15 Lucas Pouille, No. 19 Kei Nishikori, No. 26 Damir Dzumhur, No. 30 Fernando Verdasco, No. 32 Gael Monfils.