Murray headlines Tuesday's action at Roland Garros
Murray headlines Tuesday's action at Roland Garros

Andy Murray will get his French Open campaign up and running on Tuesday when he takes on Andrey Kuznetsov in round one.
The world number one has endured a difficult start to 2017, losing in the early rounds of a number of tournaments, including a straight sets defeat to Fabio Fognini at last week's Italian Open.

The Brit fared little better at the opening major of 2017, the Australian Open, as he was eliminated in the fourth round of that competition by Mischa Zverev, although he should have little trouble in getting through his opening match at Roland Garros against Kuznetsov, having won both of their previous meetings.

Indeed a straight sets win for Murray seems a likely option [32020211], after he secured a 6-2, 6-1 success when the two players last met at the 2016 China Open.

Murray is not the only British player in action on Tuesday as Kyle Edmund will also get his competition up and running against Portugal's Gastao Elias.

Edmund will fancy his chances of progressing through to round two for the third straight year in Paris as he is ranked over 50 places above his opponent in the current world rankings.

Johanna Konta is the third Brit in action on Tuesday and she faces a testing opening match against former world number 23 Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan.

Konta is the seventh seed for the tournament after her meteoric rise up the rankings over the last 18 months, but clay is by far her worst surface, as she is yet to win a match in two previous appearances in Paris.

Other notable players in action in the first round on Tuesday include 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka, who will come up against Slovak qualifier Jozef Kovalik.

Wawrinka has reached at least the semi-finals in each of the last two appearances at Roland Garros, although there is still hope for Kavalik, as Wawrinka did lose in the first round of the tournament in 2014, when he was defeated by Guillermo Garcia Lopez.

Home-favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is also in action on Tuesday against Renzo Olivo of Argentina, as he looks to finally break his major duck.

Tsonga has been the nearly man on so many occasions in majors, reaching at least the semi-finals six times, but he is yet to taste overall glory in one of the big four tournaments.

The Frenchman should face little trouble in progressing through to round two of this year's tournament however, as his opponent, Olivo, is making only his third major appearance and first at Roland Garros.

Recommended bet: Murray to win in straight sets [32020211].

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