27 September - 11 October 2020

Roland Garros

Stade Roland-Garros, France

Roland Garros – 27 September - 11 October 2020

French Open Doubles Draw 2020: Ten Brits challenging for Paris title

  • 28/09/2020

  • French Open

This year's French Open doubles draws will see ten Brits competing to take home this title amongst a competitive field.

Australian Open champion Joe Salisbury leads the line for the British doubles contingent, alongside partner Rajeev Ram. Salisbury and Ram will take on French wild cards Gregorie Barrere and Quentin Halys in the opening round as they look to improve on their fourth round finish in Paris last year.

Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski will be the only all-British partnership heading into the French Open main draw this year as the two look to build on their success in the States from the last month - where the pair reached the quarter-finals of the US Open. To kick-start their campaign, the Brits will take on singles stars Juan Londero and Jiri Vesely in round one. 

Great Britain's only representative in the women's doubles draw will be Heather Waston as she pairs up with Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena. The two previously joined forces in Miami last year, where they reached the final eight. They will face Belgian duo Greetje Minnen and Alison Van Uytvanck who were recently forced to retire in the Cagnes-Sur-Mer ITF event against fellow Brit, Samantha Murray-Sharan.

Back on the men's side and the British No.1 and No.3 will also be taking part in the French Open doubles event this year. After narrowly losing out in his battle with Kei Nishikori on Sunday, Dan Evans returns to Roland Garros alongside Hubert Hurkacz. They will play Marcelo Demoliner and Matwe Middelkoop before potentially setting up a second round clash with No.2 seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos.

Cameron Norrie on the other hand will partner Hungarian No.1 Marton Fucsovics for the first time against American pairing, Mackenzie McDonald and Tennys Sandgren.

Ken Skupski and Santiago Gonzalez have been given the same opening round draw as they had at the US Open and will go up against Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez. Skupski will be hoping he and Gonzalez can reverse the defeat they suffered in New York.

Luke Bambridge and Ben McLachlan have been dealt the toughest first round match-up as they will face ninth seeds and US Open finalists Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic. Meanwhile Dom Inglot and Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi will play Manuel Guinard & Arthur Rinderknech - the winner of which could face Murray and Skupski in the second round.

Rounding off the British doubles stars in action is Jonny O'Mara who will again partner in a tricky opening batlle against Gianluca Mager and Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

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