We review the players who will debut in a Grand Slam with Roland Garros 2023 as a starting point
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After the completion of the qualifying table of Roland Garros 2023it only remains to wait for the start of the main draw in which 128 players they will fight for the title of the only Grand Slam on clay, ‘the cup of the musketeers’.
However, beyond the stars that will grace the Philipe Chatrier such as Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic or Daniil Medvedev, it is also worth reviewing those who are just beginning their journey and will play their first Grand Slam main draw at a professional level:
Alexander Shevchenko – ATP Ranking: 84th
The Russian has become one of the great promises of tennis in his country in just a few weeks after his title in the Madrid Challenger obtained at the beginning of April in which he defeated Francesco Passaro in semifinals and Pedro Cachin in the end. Along with this, his runner-up in the Challenger 175 in Phoenix and outstanding performances in the Masters 1000 of Madrid and Rome in which he reached the third round after eliminating Jiri Lehecka and Sebastian Baez.
will face Oscar Otte in the first round.
Hamad Medjedovic – ATP Ranking: 168th
One of Serbia’s great promises will make his Grand Slam main draw debut after burning stripes on the Challenger circuit. We talk about Hamad Medjedovic who became known for the support of Novak Djokovic in his professional career, including access to the Novak Tennis Center or as far as financial needs are concerned.
Medjedovic has carved a niche for himself among the youngsters to follow this season with two Challenger titles in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) and Mauthausen (Austria)beating in the latter to Dominic Thiem in the end. Now in Roland Garros 2023the Serbian will seek to continue with these sensations in his first ‘main draw’ in which he will face the American Marcos Giron in the first round.
Arthur Fils – ATP Ranking: 112th
Another of the great promises that puts his name on the rookie list is Arthur Phils. The Frenchman, barely 18 years old, became known after reaching the semifinals of the ATP 250 of Montpellier in which he defeated two names such as Roberto Bautista and Richard Gasquet. Prior to that, she had already obtained a Challenger trophy in oeirashis first title on the circuit.
His positive performance would not end there, because just a few days later he again reached some semifinals of the ATP 250 of Marseille leaving on the way to Roman Safiullin and Stan Wawrinka as its most notable ‘victims’. TO Roland Garros 2023 It will arrive at its best moment, since it is in lat the final of the ATP 250 in Lyon after beating Zizhen Zhang and Brandon Nakashima during the week.
Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina will be his rival in the first round.
Matteo Arnaldi – ATP Ranking: 105th
One of the great promises of Italy sneaks into our list of Grand Slam rookies and it is none other than Matteo Arnaldi. The man born in Remo has already given us samples of his quality by beating Casper Ruud in the Madrid Masters 1000 in which he reached the third round along with the titles Challenger of Murcia and Tenerife 2.
It will debut before Daniel Galan in the first round.
Giovanni Mpetschi Perricard – ATP Ranking: 233rd
Another of the great promises of France. It has not exploded at a high level as Arthur Fils has, but a title in the Challenger 75 from LeoStarting from the qualifying phase, it seems to be a good letter of introduction for the 19-year-old. Along with this, he has reached the quarterfinals in the tournaments of San Luis Potosí 2023, Lima 2 in 2022 along with a semifinal in Liberec last year.
will face genaro olivieri in first round.
Genaro Olivieri – ATP Ranking: 227th
Our first South American rookie is Genaro Olivieri. Despite not obtaining a Challenger title this 2023, the Bragadian adds an ITF M15 title in Tucumán along with outstanding performances in Challenger tournaments such as some semifinals in Santiago de Chile and two quarterfinal appearances in Sarasota and Florianopolis. It should be noted that in the latter he beat his rival in the first round of Roland Garros 2023: Giovanni Mpetschi Perricard.
Thiago Agustín Tirante – ATP Ranking: 153rd
South American tennis will have another rookie on the list and it is the Argentine Thiago Agustin Tirant. The man from La Plata already knows what it is to be part of the Top 150 and has left positive feelings so far this year, among which are some semifinals in the M15 Tucumán, a runner-up in the Mexico City Challenger and his second Challenger trophy in Morelos without giving up any set.
will face Apothecary Van de Zandschulp in the first round.
Facundo Díaz Acosta – ATP Ranking: 137th
Argentine tennis will have one last rookie in Paris, specifically Facundo Diaz Acosta who entered the ‘main draw’ as a lucky loser and has just signed great performances on the Challenger circuit with two trophies in a row and ten wins in a row in Savanah and oeiras. Acosta already knows what it is to win Frederick Coria and get a set to Cameron Norrieboth achievements in the ATP 250 Buenos Aires 2023.
will face Jason Kubler in the first round.
Flavio Cobolli – ATP Ranking: 153rd
Another candidate for the Next Gen ATP Finals who doesn’t resonate much, but has potential. At the moment seventh in ATP Next Gen racereached the quarterfinals at the ATP 250 in Munichthe second round in Pune together with semifinals in Challenger tournaments Rome and Zadar.
will face Carlos Alcarazworld number 1 in the first round.
Aleksandar Kovacevic – ATP Ranking: 114th
The 24-year-old American who was on the verge of debuting in the Top 100 at the beginning of April will debut in a Grand Slam main draw with a second round at the Miami Masters 1000 together with some quarterfinals at the Challenger 175 of Phoenix as a sample of its performance in recent months.
Along with the above, two trophies Challengers in Cleveland and waco adorn his palmares this 2023 season. It should be remembered that Kovacevic already knows what it is to play a ATP Tour semi-final in Seoul last year leaving behind names like Nicolas JarryMackenzie McDonald and Miomir Kecmanovic.
In the first round, he will face the world number 3 and 22-time Grand Slam winner, Novak Djokovic.
Dominic Stricker – ATP Ranking: 116th
The list of debutants in a Grand Slam main draw closes with the Swiss Dominic Strickerone of the great jewels of Switzerland and ninth in the Next Gen ATP Finals career. Two Challenger titles in Rovereto and Prague They are a sample of their quality along with a semifinal in the Lugano tournament.
He will debut against the runner-up of the ATP 500 from Acapulco, the American tommy paul.
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Roland Garros 2023: the three players who will be debuting in the main draw of a Grand Slam
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