Paris, France, 27 May 2013 |

Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios will take to the court in the main draw of a major for the first time when he combats Radek Stepanek in the opening round of the French Open.

The 18-year-old, a wildcard into the main draw, will take on the veteran Czech in the first match of the day out on Court 17.

> Kyrgios ready for French Open

On Sunday, three Aussies were in action and unfortunately all went down to their respective opponents.

Lleyton Hewitt battled for five sets and four-and-a-half hours before succumbing to 15th seed Gilles Simon, while Marinko Matosevic was gallant despite his tough draw against No.4 seed David Ferrer.

Qualifier James Duckworth fell in straight sets to Slovene Blaz Kavcic.

The remainder of the Aussie contingent – Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic and Ash Barty – will play their opening round matches at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

Aussies in action on Day 2

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [WC] v Radek Stepanek (CZE) – first round, Court 17, first match

Aussie results Day 1

Gilles Simon (FRA) [15] d Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 3-6 1-6 6-4 6-1 7-5

David Ferrer (ESP) [4] d Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 6-4 6-3 6-4

Blaz Kavcic (SLO) d James Duckworth (AUS) [Q] 6-2 6-2 6-2


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