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SportFrench Open: Nick Kyrgios to face British star Cameron Norrie in first round, Ash Barty draws Jess Pegula

03:26  24 may  2019
03:26  24 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios faces a tough first - round encounter against British star Cameron Norrie after the French Open draw was Top-seeded woman Ash Barty will start against American Jess Pegula after landing in the same quarter of the draw as Serena Williams and top

Kyrgios missed out on a seeding at the French Open after he was stripped of 45 ranking points by the He was due to face Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the first round in Paris. When Canadian star Milos Raonic withdrew from the Roland Garros grand slam just before Thursday’s official draw , the

French Open: Nick Kyrgios to face British star Cameron Norrie in first round, Ash Barty draws Jess Pegula© Getty Images

Controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios faces a tough first-round encounter against British star Cameron Norrie after the French Open draw was conducted on Friday morning (AEST).

French Open: Nick Kyrgios to face British star Cameron Norrie in first round, Ash Barty draws Jess Pegula
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Kyrgios enters the tournament unseeded after throwing a chair onto the court before storming off and defaulting his second-round match against Casper Ruud in Rome last week.

The world No.36 could face fifth seed Alexander Zverev, who will open his tournament against Australian John Millman, in the third round if both men win their opening two matches on the red dirt in Paris.

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Australian world number 36 Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the French Open with illness, meaning Cameron Norrie will now play a qualifier. Kyrgios , who was due to play British number two Cameron Norrie in the first round , is said to World number 41 Norrie will now face French qualifier Elliot Benchetrit.

Australian tennis ace Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the 2019 French Open citing illness, days after he stated that the The controversial 24-year-old – widely known for scandals and his theatrical on-court meltdowns – had been drawn to play against Brit Cameron Norrie in the first round , but will

Bernard Tomic landed in the same section of the draw as Kyrgios, meaning the pair could in theory square off in an unlikely fourth-round showdown.

But Tomic, currently 82nd in the ATP rankings, also faces a tough task to get out of the first round against American world No.42 Taylor Fritz.

Top-seeded woman Ash Barty will start against American Jess Pegula after landing in the same quarter of the draw as Serena Williams and top seed Naomi Osaka.

It's bad news though for Alja Tomljanovic who has drawn defending champion and third seed Simona Halep in the first round.

Daria Gavrilova meets Serb Aleksandra Krunic, while Samantha Stosur will start he campaign against Czech Barbora Strycova

Alex de Minaur, Australia’s only seeded player in the men’s singles draw, will meet American Bradley Klahn in the opening round.

The 21st seed is on a collision course with 12th seed Daniil Medvedev in the third round.

Matthew Ebden faces Frenchman Gregoire Barrere first up, while Jordan Thompson has drawn Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliasimme.

Young-gun Alexei Popyrin rounds out the Aussie men’s contingent and will face unseeded local Ugo Humbert in the first round.

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