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French Open 2017, Day 1: Top-seed Angelique Kerber in historic loss, tearful Petra Kvitova returns

French Open 2017, Day 1: Top-seed Angelique Kerber in historic loss, tearful Petra Kvitova returns

Before this year, the earliest exits suffered by a top seed in Paris came in the second round -- Justine Henin in 2004 and Serena Williams in 2014.

French Open 2017: Young bloods Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev aiming to upset old guard at Roland Garros

French Open 2017: Young bloods Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev aiming to upset old guard at Roland Garros

The 20-year-old Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open last Sunday, while the 23-year-old Dominic Thiem also impressed in the tournament, defeating Nadal.

French Open 2017: 'I'm the favourite? I don't care', declares Le Decima chasing Rafael Nadal

French Open 2017: 'I'm the favourite? I don't care', declares Le Decima chasing Rafael Nadal

Nadal, who was forced to withdraw from last year's Roland Garros with a wrist injury after two rounds, has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

French Open 2107: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal on semi-final collision course at Roland Garros

French Open 2107: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal on semi-final collision course at Roland Garros

World number one Andy Murray is seeded to face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the last four.

French Open 2017, Men's Singles Preview: Rafael Nadal targets 10th title at Roland Garros

French Open 2017, Men's Singles Preview: Rafael Nadal targets 10th title at Roland Garros

The 30-year-old has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

Andre Agassi appointment as coach positive for both Novak Djokovic and Tennis: Andy Murray

Andre Agassi appointment as coach positive for both Novak Djokovic and Tennis: Andy Murray

Djokovic on Sunday named former world number one Agassi as his coach for the French Open, which starts May 28, minutes after losing the Italian Open final to Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-3.

Andy Murray continues to lead ATP rankings, Alexander Zverev enters top 10

Andy Murray continues to lead ATP rankings, Alexander Zverev enters top 10

Zverev entered the rankings after his victory against Serbian Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, in the Rome Masters final on Sunday.

Rome Masters: Novak Djokovic on track for French Open, sets up Juan Martin del Potro final clash

Rome Masters: Novak Djokovic on track for French Open, sets up Juan Martin del Potro final clash

Djokovic, beaten in the final by Britain`s Andy Murray last year, will now face Juan Martin del Potro in the quarters after the unseeded Argentinian`s third round 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori.

French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal expects challenge from Andy Murray despite form dip

French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal expects challenge from Andy Murray despite form dip

Former world number one Nadal also said that being at the top had no impact on a players` performance but tiredness could play a role.

Italian Open: World No 1 Andy Murray puzzled with his early Rome exit

Italian Open: World No 1 Andy Murray puzzled with his early Rome exit

The Briton also said his number one ranking had nothing to do with his performances.

Rome masters: Andy Murray thumped by Fabio Fognini, Novak Djokovic eases through

Rome masters: Andy Murray thumped by Fabio Fognini, Novak Djokovic eases through

An inspired Fognini, whose wife former U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta is expecting their first child this week, thumped 31 winners in his first victory over a world number one.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique's tennis World Cup plan backed by top players

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique's tennis World Cup plan backed by top players

Such a tournament could spell more problems for the much-criticised Davis Cup, which currently has three-day matches spread over February, April, September and November.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique plans World Cup of Tennis tournament to revive Davis Cup

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique plans World Cup of Tennis tournament to revive Davis Cup

The plans which would see the whole tournament take place in one location have been backed by leading players such as Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Madrid Open: Andy Murray stunned by unseeded Borna Coric; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic enter quarters

Madrid Open: Andy Murray stunned by unseeded Borna Coric; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic enter quarters

Four-time champion Nadal, the only Spaniard left in the tournament, demolished Kyrgios, who lost interest as the match progressed, provoking boos from the crowd.

Madrid Open: Andy Murray bows out as Novak Djokovic marches on into the quarter-finals

Madrid Open: Andy Murray bows out as Novak Djokovic marches on into the quarter-finals

Defending champion Novak Djokovic did ease into the quarter-finals, though, with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Feliciano Lopez.

Madrid Open: Andy Murray advances into third round with straight sets victory over Marius Copil

Madrid Open: Andy Murray advances into third round with straight sets victory over Marius Copil

Murray, runner up in Madrid last year to Novak Djokovic, is likely to face a real test of his number one status at the tournament where anything less than a final berth will reduce his overall ranking points.

ATP rankings: Andy Murray maintains top position ahead of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka

ATP rankings: Andy Murray maintains top position ahead of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka

Spaniard Rafael Nadal remained in fifth place, while Croatian Marin Cilic jumped to seventh after winning the Istanbul Open final on Sunday.

Wimbledon increases prize money to $40.8 million

Wimbledon increases prize money to $40.8 million

British tennis player Andy Murray and the American Serena Williams, who will not participate in this year`s edition as she is pregnant, are the current champions of the tournament.

Wimbledon might give Maria Sharapova wild card to get into qualifying, feels Andy Murray

Wimbledon might give Maria Sharapova wild card to get into qualifying, feels Andy Murray

Sharapova returned last month from a doping ban to reach the semi-finals at the Stuttgart Open, but did not earn enough points to qualify for Roland Garros and is reliant on a wildcard for the qualifying tournament.

Barcelona Open: 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal one win from 10th title in Catalonia, faces Dominic Thiem in final

Barcelona Open: 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal one win from 10th title in Catalonia, faces Dominic Thiem in final

Nadal, 30, who will be playing in his 106th career final on Sunday, won the Barcelona title in 2005-09, 2011-13 and 2016.