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French Open: Entry lists published - Dominic Thiem must hope for cancellations

Six weeks before the start of the French Open at Stade Roland-Garros, the entry lists have been published. Dominic Thiem is missing from them - for now.

by Florian Goosmann
last edit: Apr 17, 2024, 04:39 pm

The legendary Court Philippe-Chatrier
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The legendary Court Philippe-Chatrier

Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz lead the entry lists - generally speaking, the 104 players who are at the top of this week's rankings qualify directly for the main draw of the French Open. But not all of them. /

Long-term injured players whose "protected ranking" is good enough for the main draw are also included. As are, of course, Rafael Nadal (currently ranked only 644th in the world), Marin Cilic, Denis Shapovalov, Kei Nishikori and Soonwoo Kwon. This reduces the actual cut-off by five places and now stands at 99th.

Why is this important? Well, Dominic Thiem is only number 105 in the world this week, which means he is six places down.

Reason to worry? Yes and no. As a rule, several players will withdraw due to injury over the course of the coming week. The injured Andy Murray is also still listed, although a return to clay is unlikely. David Goffin, Maximilian Marterer, JJ Wolf, Juan Pablo Varillas and James Duckworth would then move up, followed by Dominic Thiem. Otherwise, the 2019 finalist will have to go through the qualification...

Sebastian Ofner, number 43 in the world, is directly in the main draw. From a German perspective, directly in the main draw: Alexander Zverev, Jan-Lennard Struff, Dominik Koepfer, Yannick Hanfmann and Daniel Altmaier. Stan Wawrinka is the only Swiss player there.


Emma Raducanu also hopes for cancellations

For the women, the list is headed by Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff; Angelique Kerber is registered with Protected Ranking, as are Naomi Osaka, Irina-Camelia Begu, Amanda Anisimova, Bianca Andreescu, Julia Grabher, Alison van Uytvanck and Aleksandra Krunic.

Former finalists Sara Errani (three cancellations) and Emma Raducanu (five cancellations) are among those who have to hope. Jule Niemeier is currently eleven places out. Caroline Wozniacki can possibly rely on one of the eight wildcards.

Last year’s finalist Karolina Muchova is missing due to a wrist injury.

In addition to Kerber, Tatjana Maria, Tamara Korpatsch and Laura Siegemund have also qualified directly from the DTB team.

To the men's entry list

To the ladies’ entry list

by Florian Goosmann

Apr 17, 2024, 03:03 pm
last edit: Apr 17, 2024, 04:39 pm