Paris, France, 20 May 2019 |

Four Australian men begin their quest to earn a Roland Garros main draw spot on Monday, with Thanasi Kokkinakis, Jason Kubler, Marc Polmans and James Duckworth all featuring in first-round men’s singles qualifying matches.

Kokkinakis, who made the Roland Garros third round as a teenager in 2015, begins his qualifying campaign against Czech No.19 seed Lukas Rosol.

The No.180-ranked Kokkinakis boasts a winning record against the former world No.26 – defeating Rosol in five sets in a Davis Cup rubber in 2015.

James Duckworth meets Ukrainian sixth seed Sergiy Stakhovsky in the opening round. The 33-year-old Stakhovsky is a former world No.31, who famously upset Roger Federer in the Wimbledon second round in 2013.

Jason Kubler also faces a seeded player – Indian Ramkumar Ramanathan. It is a first career meeting between the No.171-ranked Kubler and No.28 seed Ramanathan.

No.190-ranked Marc Polmans has drawn No.200-ranked Italian Gianluigi Quinzi, a former world No.1 junior.

Alex Bolt will also contest qualifying, but is not scheduled to play his first match until Tuesday. The No.18-seeded Bolt will face Spaniard Adrian Menendez-Maceiras.

The women’s qualifying tournament begins on Tuesday.

Aussies in action – Roland Garros qualifying, day one
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v [19] Lukas Rosol (CZE) – Court 7, 10am (6pm AEST)
Jason Kubler (AUS) v [28] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) – Court 15, 10am (6pm AEST)
Marc Polmans (AUS) v Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) – Court 15, second match
James Duckworth (AUS) v [6] Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) – Court 12, third match