The Roland-Garros 2020 men's qualifying draw was revealed on Sunday, promising a great week of action in Paris ahead of the main draw.
With a host of up-and-coming talents and seasoned veterans all in the mix, the fight for a main draw spot will no doubt be fierce.
Here are five players to look out for in the men's qualifying draw this week...
Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA)
Gustavo Kuerten is the last great Brazilian to leave their mark on the terre battue of Roland-Garros – the former world No.1 etching a giant heart in the clay upon becoming the champion in Paris for the third time in 2001.
Thiago Seyboth Wild was born only two months before the second of Kuerten’s triumphs.
While too young to remember any of his victories the 20-year-old points to his trailblazing countryman as an inspiration as he attempts to qualify for his first Roland-Garros main draw this week.
After becoming the youngest player since Rafael Nadal in 2005 to win a title during South America’s Golden Swing in Santiago in February, the COVID-19 pandemic had a particularly heavy impact on the Brazilian – the first player to test positive for the virus.
After making a full recovery he lost in his Grand Slam main draw debut at Flushing Meadows to Dan Evans, but reached the final of the Aix-en-Provence Challenger Tour event on clay this month.
The top seed in qualifying for Roland-Garros meets fellow South American, Emilio Gomez of Ecuador, first up.
The 28-year-old Gomez is the son of former Roland-Garros champion, Andreas Gomez, who triumphed in Paris 30 years ago.