The Roland Garros Wild Cards – Explained

The Wild Cards for the 2013 Roland Garros French Open are mostly French, however, there is also an American and an Australian in the men’s singles draw. These are Marc Gicquel (FRA), Alex Kuznetsov (USA), Nicolas Mahut (FRA), Adrian Mannarino (FRA), John Millman (AUS), Gaël Monfils (FRA), Lucas Pouille (FRA) and Florent Serra (FRA). Some of the stand-out players from this selection includes Mahut, the formerly 25th ranked 31 year-old doubles specialist won titles in Metz, Marseille and Montpellier – all with the help of Roger-Vasselin. Gael Monfils has been having a very rough time recently. Only a couple of years ago the 26 year-old was ranked seventh in the world. But having now dropped to 117th, he only gets in Roland Garros via a Wild Card.

Ashleigh Barty (AUS), Claire Feuerstein (FRA), Stéphanie Foretz-Gacon (FRA), Caroline Garcia (FRA), Irena Pavlovic (FRA), Virginie Razzano (FRA), Aravane Rezaï (FRA) and Shelby Rogers (USA) have been given a free pass to the first round of the tournament. Again all French with the exception of and American and Australian.

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