Nary a Canadian in sight for the French Open qualifying.
It all begins on Monday (the women begin Tuesday).
There are a lot of obscure names in the draw, unless you’re a serious diehard fan of Challenger tennis. But unlike the Canadian side, there is a huge contingent of young Americans trying to get into the main draw.
(And yes, we still consider Ryan Harrison young, even if he’s older than those kids).
The draw linked to above doesn’t have the countries listed, which is inconvenient.
New this year, Court 6 will be a streamed court during the qualifying.
Americans can watch two to three matches per day from that court on Tennis Channel (which probably explains the bottom-heavy, American-centric scheduling Monday). Eurosport will have some of the matches in Europe.
For the rest of planet there is the Roland Garros YouTube channel.
Here’s what on tap there.
So two of the young Americans (and a rather seasoned vet in Radek Stepanek) can be seen.
Here’s the full order of play. Matches begin at 4 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. Paris time)
The forecast for the week is a little up and down.