Three Frenchmen who have cracked the Top 10 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings lead the main-draw wild card recipients for Roland Garros. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon and Lucas Pouille received invitations into the tournament’s main draw, as did Gregoire Barrere, Manuel Guinard and Corentin Moutet.
Tsonga, who announced that Roland Garros will be his final tournament, reached the semi-finals at the clay-court major in 2013 and 2015. The 37-year-old holds a 28-12 record at his home tournament.
Simon, who said last week he will retire at the end of the season, will compete at Roland Garros for the 17th time in the past 18 years. The former World No. 6 has made the fourth round at the event three times.
Qualifying wild cards were awarded to Arthur Cazaux, Sean Cuenin, Gabriel Debru, Arthur Fils, Evan Furness, Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg, Laurent Lokoli, Clement Tabur and Luca Van Assche.
The wild cards allocated to Tennis Australia and the United States Tennis Association will be announced closer to the clay-court major.