French Open 2020 draw: Andy Murray drawn against Stan Wawrinka as Rafael Nadal returns against Egor Gerasimov

Andy Murray will begin his French Open against former champion and No 16 seed Stan Wawrinka in a mouth-watering first-round tie.

While Rafael Nadal, who is seeking a record-extending 13th French Open title, was handed a relatively tough path to this year’s final at Roland Garros when the draw was made on Thursday.

The Spaniard will take on Bulgaria’s Egor Gerasimov in the first round and faces a potential last-eight clash with U.S. Open runner-up Alexander Zverev, who has never made it past the quarter-finals at the claycourt Grand Slam.

Nadal then faces a possible semi-final clash against last year’s runner-up and U.S Open winner Dominic Thiem.

Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia will face Swede Mikael Ymer in the first round.

Cameron Norrie will face a qualifier – potentially Broady.

The tournament was rescheduled from May 24-June 7 to Sept. 27-Oct. 11 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reuters contributed to this report

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