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Eight Australians in qualifying action at Roland Garros | 23 May, 2023 | All News | News and Features | News and Events

Eight Australians in qualifying action at Roland Garros | 23 May, 2023 | All News | News and Features | News and Events

Jaimee Fourlis, James Duckworth, Storm Hunter and Marc Polmans all begin their Roland Garros 2023 qualifying campaigns today.

Paris, France, 23 May 2023 | Leigh Rogers

A strong contingent of Australian players begin their Roland Garros qualifying campaigns today.

Eight Aussies are scheduled to compete on day two of the qualifying competition in Paris, with matches beginning from 6pm AEST.

Among them is the in-form Aleksandar Vukic, who made his top-100 debut this week after an exceptional run at ATP Challenger level.

They are looking to join Australia’s Arina Rodionova in the second round. The 33-year-old from Melbourne was the sole Aussie winner on day one.

> READ: Rodionova continues impressive form at Roland Garros

Aussies in action on day two:

Marc Polmans (AUS) v [WC] Harold Mayot (FRA)
Men’s qualifying singles, first round, Court 14, first match (from 6pm AEST)
Contesting Roland Garros qualifying for a sixth time, world No.194 Polmans is looking to better final-round appearances in 2020 and 2021. The 26-year-old from Melbourne, who missed last year’s tournament due to ankle surgery, has improved his ranking almost 150 spots in the past five months. The in-form Aussie faces former world No.1 junior Mayot, a 21-year-old local wildcard ranked No.199.
Head-to-head record: First meeting

[18] Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) v Raphael Collignon (BEL)
Men’s qualifying singles, first round, Court 3, second match
Vukic has skyrocketed into the world’s top 100 after winning 18 of his past 23 matches. The 27-year-old from Sydney boasts a good career record in Paris too, with six wins from his nine matches. It means world No.95 Vukic, who is aiming to qualify at Roland Garros for a second time, will start favourite against Collignon, a 21-year-old from Belgium ranked No.210 and contesting his first major tournament.
Head-to-head record: First meeting

Alex Bolt (AUS) v Oleksii Krutykh (UKR)
Men’s qualifying singles, first round, Court 5, second match
Making his seventh Roland Garros qualifying appearance, the 30-year-old Bolt is seeking a first win. The South Australian is on the comeback from elbow surgery and using a protected ranking to compete. The world No.374, who has claimed three ITF singles title since returning to the tour, meets Krutykh, a 23-year-old Ukrainian ranked No.185 who qualified at Australian Open 2023.
Head-to-head record: First meeting

> VIEW: Roland Garros 2023 men’s qualifying singles draw

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