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Andre Agassi (2), United States, vs. Karol Beck, Slovakia
Agassi shouldn't have much trouble here. Still, any time he takes the court at a Grand Slam, he is worth watching.

Andy Roddick (6), United States, vs. Sargis Sargsian, Armenia
Sargsian occasionally steps up to the plate and plays well at Grand Slams (third round 2002 Wimbledon and 2001 U. S. Open). Roddick has a lot of pressure on him, though he played well at the warm-up at Austria.

Yevgeny Kafelnikov (17), Russia, vs. Julien Boutter, France
Kafelnikov, the French champion in 1996, lost in the second round last year. Boutter will have the crowd support and could make a run at an upset.

Fernando Gonzalez (19), Chile, vs. Jan-Michael Gambill, United States
Can the American score a surprise? He hasn't had much success at the French, never getting past the second round.

Gaston Gaudio (21), Argentina, vs. Paul Henri Mathieu, France
The Argentinian made the round of 16 before losing a tough five-set marathon against Juan Carlos Ferrero last year. He could be challenged by a fan favorite.

James Blake (24), United States vs. Taylor Dent, United States
A showdown of two future American stars ... or are they present U.S. standouts?

Mikhail Youzhny (27), Russia, vs. David Sanchez, Spain
This is going to be a good tournament for a number of Spaniards. It could be another upset.

Arnaud Clement (32), France, vs. Thomas Enqvist, Switzerland
Enqvist has won his first round match at the French five straight years. That streak is in jeopardy and Clement could be a dangerous low seed if he gets past this test.

Michael Chang, United States, vs. Fabrice Santoro, France
The 1989 champion is playing his last French Open. It would be nice if Chang got at least one win. Santoro has only made the round of 16 twice in this event, which is surprising given the support he has received at home. The winner probably will fall in the second round against 12th seed Sjeng Schalken.

Jonas Bjorkman, Sweden vs. Max Mirnyi, Belarussia
Mirnyi has not fared well at the French, losing in the first round three straight years. Will he break through here?

Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, vs. Greg Rusedski, Great Britain
Watch out for the Russian. The winner here likely plays top seed Lleyton Hewitt in round two.
 

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So nice to see Greg, Mr. Ru(de), back in action..:D
 

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1jackson2001 said:
So nice to see Greg, Mr. Ru(de), back in action..:D
Probably not for long at this tournament.
 
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