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Old 05-22-2014, 11:09 PM   #44
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Default Re: Grand Slam Debutantes.

There are four guaranteed GS debutants at this year's French Open, including the first ever Grand Slam player from the Dominican Republic, in Victor Estrella. Two others are French wildcards, along with alternate Facundo Arguello.

Victor Estrella Burgos - DOM (DE)
Facundo Arguello - ARG (DE)

Last Argentine players to debut at a GS: Federico Delbonis & Martin Alund, 2013 RG

Pierre-Hugues Herbert - FRA (WC)
Axel Michon - FRA (WC)

Last French player to debut at a GS: Albano Olivetti, 2013 USO

There are a further two guaranteed debuts from the qualifiers, from a pair of all debutant R3 matches:

Diego Sebastian Schwartzman - ARG vs. Kimmer Coppejans - BEL

Schwartzman is 0-2 in previous GS QR3, while this is Coppejans' first shot.
Last Belgian player to debut at a GS: Maxime Authom, 2012 USO

James McGee - IRL vs. Andrea Arnaboldi - ITA

Arnaboldi is 0-1 in GSQR3, McGee is getting his first chance.
Last Irish player to debut at a GS: Conor Niland, 2011 W
Last Italian player to debut at a GS: Thomas Fabbiano, 2013 USO


Others with chances to make debuts:

Laurent Lokoli - FRA vs. Krajinovic


Ante Pavic - CRO vs. Kokkinakis
Last Croatian players to debut at a GS: Antonio Veic & Ivan Dodig, 2010 AO

Andre Ghem - BRA vs. Duzmhur
Ghem is 0-1 in GSQR3
Last Brazilian players to debut at a GS: Joao Souza & Rogerio Dutra Silva, 2011 USO

Facundo Bagnis - ARG vs. Huta Galung
This is Bagnis' 10th attempt to qualify for a GS MD, never made QR3 before

Andres Molteni - ARG vs. Beck


Matthias Bourgue - FRA vs. Gonzalez & Lorenzi/Cox
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