Last night, during the Indian Wells draw, if the French had the right to a busy entry program, Carlos Alcaraz saw him Daniil Medvedev fall in the table part of Stefanos Tsitsipas.
In California, the French are now fixed… and were not spoiled during the Indian Wells draw, which took place on the night of Monday to Tuesday. Thus, for his return to competition, he who has not played for almost seven months, Gaël Monfils will initially be opposed to Jordan Thompson and could then find Stefanos Tsitsipas from the 2nd round.
For the rest, Adrian Mannarino will have an interesting entry test against Dominic Thiem, who is struggling to find his best level, while Richard Gasquet, who will start with a qualifier, could face Jannik Sinner behind. During this first Masters 1000 of the season, before a possible big piece in the 2nd round, Constant Lestienne and Arthur Rinderknech and Ugo Humbert will have a lot to do against respectively Emil Ruusuvuori, Jiri Lehecka and Bernabé Zapata Miralles.
Finally, Quentin Halys (against Michael Mmoh) and Grégoire Barrère (against Jack Sock) have reason to believe it. Currently in contention during the qualifications of the tournament, Alexandre Müller is only one success away from the final table.