A guide to all the key information ahead of Roland Garros 2021 with Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek set to defend their singles titles in Paris.
What are the dates and tournament schedule?
The French Open has been postponed by a week as organisers hope that more spectators will be permitted to attend the event.
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Roland Garros will now be held from 30 May to 13 June with the qualifying rounds taking place the week before.
With France having battled a third nationwide lockdown amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, the French Tennis Federation said postponing was the "best solution".
The women's final will take place on Saturday 12th June, with the men's final to bring the event to a close on Sunday 13th June.
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Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have all found themselves in the same part of the men's draw at the 2021 French Open, while Naomi Osaka could take on Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the women's.
The draw looks particularly exciting for Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev with the quartet not having to face any of the 'Big Three' until the final at least.
A mouth-watering projected quarter-final line up could see Djokovic v Federer, Nadal v Andrey Rublev, Zverev v Thiem and Tsitsipas v Medvedev.
Djokovic could take on Nadal in the semi-finals in Paris in what would be a repeat from last year's final in the postponed autumnal edition. The three most successful players in the history of the men's game have won 17 of the last 20 Grand Slam titles between them.
The world number one and Australian Open champion will take on Tennys Sandgren in his opener, while Nadal will face Alexei Popyrin. Second seed Medvedev will face Alexander Bublik, Dominic Thiem will take on Pablo Andujar and Federer will await a qualifier.
Defending champion Iga Swiatek will start her campaign against Kaja Juvan, while last year's runner-up Sofia Kenin takes on 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko. Swiatek and Kenin could face off in the quarter-finals.
Second seed and Australian Open champion Osaka - who said she would not speak to the media throughout the tournament for mental health reasons - will make her comeback against Maria Patricia Tig.
Osaka could take on Williams - who opens up against Irina-Camelia Begu - in the semi-finals with the seventh seed still bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title.
World number one Ash Barty begins her campaign against American Bernarda Pera and faces the prospect of a potential semi-final against Swiatek.
A projected quarter-final line up could present the following encounters: Ash Barty v Elina Svitolina, Sofia Kenin v Iga Swiatek, Serena Williams v Aryna Sabalenka and Bianca Andreescu v Naomi Osaka.
Who is playing?
Only one of Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles has come at Roland Garros, when he brushed aside Robin Soderling in the 2009 final, but he has been preparing to play in Paris for only the second time in the last six years.
Rafael Nadal has been utterly dominant at the French Open, racking up 13 of his 20 Grand Slams in the French capital, and he will be aiming to further add to his tally this year.
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On the women's side, Iga Swiatek is the bookies' favourite for repeating her astonishing triumph last year. The Polish sensation did not drop a single set as she stormed to the title in 2020 in style.
World No 1 Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka could be her main rivals.
Can Serena Williams finally secure that elusive record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown? Roland Garros has never been her favourite event, but the 39-year-old still has three titles to her name in Paris.
Who is not playing?
Andy Murray is set to miss the upcoming French Open to focus on the grass-court season. The three-time Grand Slam champion has fallen to 123rd in the world rankings after a long injury lay-off.
The 2016 finalist was expected to be offered a wildcard but has now decided to focus on the grass-court season after suffering discomfort having competed at ATP Rome.
Former champion Stan Wawrinka will also not be playing as he recovers from injury that has ruled him out since March.
Another former champion, Simona Halep, will also miss the tournament after she suffered a thigh injury at the Italian Open.
What are the latest odds?
- Rafael Nadal - 11/10
- Novak Djokovic - 7/2
- Stefanos Tsitsipas - 7/1
- Dominic Thiem - 9/1
- Alexander Zverev - 18/1
- Andrey Rublev - 25/1
- Jannik Sinner - 40/1
- Iga Swiatek - 3/1
- Ash Barty - 5/1
- Aryna Sabalenka - 7/1
- Garbine Muguruza - 8/1
- Naomi Osaka - 9/1
- Bianca Andreescu - 20/1
- Serena Williams - 22/1
- Petra Kvitova - 25/1
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Tickets for the tournament
According to the official Roland Garros website, tickets will be available from mid-May. Check in here for more information.
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