Aljaz Bedene has found his form and his love for tennis again after accepting his Great Britain Davis Cup dreams may never be realised. Bedene switched allegiances from his native Slovenia in 2015 but has so far been unable to represent Great Britain either in Davis Cup or at the Olympics. The 27-year-old has fallen foul of a rule introduced at the start of 2015 barring players from turning out for two different nations, and his latest legal challenge ended in failure in March.
The early rounds of grand slams are normally expected to be calm waters for Andy Murray but at the French Open sharks seem to be everywhere. Andrey Kuznetsov, a 26-year-old Russian ranked 85th, is a kind first-round draw on paper tomorrow, but the danger signs are there. He beat Fabio Fognini earlier in the clay season and arrived in Paris fresh from a run to the semi-finals of the Geneva Open and a close match with Stan Wawrinka.
Dan Evans had to leave the court to be sick during his first-round loss to Tommy Robredo at the French Open. The British number four won the first set in stifling conditions in Paris, but wilted thereafter in a 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-1 defeat against his veteran Spanish opponent. Things went wrong before the match for Evans, who was caught out by a retirement in the preceding contest on Court 2, resulting in him eating too close to going on court.