Roland-Garros 2022 : quatre questions sur les qualifications qui démarrent lundi

Roland-Garros 2022 : quatre questions sur les qualifications qui démarrent lundi

Like every year, the qualifying week marks the start of the Roland-Garros tournament. 16 tickets are up for grabs for the men’s draw and as many for the women’s draw, after five days of matches, from Monday 17 to Friday 20 May. Instructions for this week of events preceding the main tournament.

Who can participate?

128 male and 128 female players will take part in the qualifications. These are tennis men and women ranked between 100th and 230th place approximately in the ATP and WTA rankings. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) also distributes invitations (wild-cards) for these qualifications. This year, nine male and nine female players were invited to take part.

Among those who will try their luck, we will find several well-known names, whose current ranking no longer allows them to enter the final table. Spaniard Fernando Verdasco will go through qualifying in particular. Ditto in the women’s draw, with the former finalist of the tournament in 2012, Sara Errani.

How is the week going?

The matches are played in two winning sets, for both ladies and gentlemen. You have to pass three rounds to win one of the 16 winning tickets. The matches take place on the adjoining courts and can be watched all week on

Qualifying also operates on a seeding principle: the 32 highest-ranked players cannot compete in the first two rounds. Finally, all is not lost for the last eliminated, since the qualifications also determine the status of “lucky loser”. It goes to the top eight eliminated from the third round, who must stay put and can be drafted later in the event of a forfeit in the main draw.

How much do players get?

the “prize money” qualification increases slightly compared to 2021. In the event of elimination in the first round, the players, housed in the same boat, will pocket 14,000 euros. The amount will amount to 20,000 for the second round losers, while a loss in the third and final qualifying round will net 31,000 euros.

Those who manage to qualify for the main draw will leave, for their part, with at least 62,000 euros more, an amount also slightly up on last year.

Who will be there on the French side?

They will be 17 players and 10 French players to try their luck. Among the gentlemen, it will be necessary in particular to watch Arthur Cazaux, who had received an invitation to play in the first round last year. Luca Van Assche and Arthur Fils, the winner and finalist in junior last year, will also be there.

Among the ladies, Loïs Boisson will also try to join the main draw again after being dominated in the second round last year by the Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, today 36th in the world.

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