Andy Murray
Andy Murray practices at Roland Garros ahead of his opening round clash with Radek Stepanek on Monday (23 May)Getty

Andy Murray will take on qualifier Radek Stepanek in the first round of the 2016 French Open on Monday (23 May) on court Philippe-Chatrier.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 2pm BST. Live coverage is on ITV4. Real-time internet updates are available on Roland Garros' official website. Live scores and updates are also available on mobile via the official Roland Garros app.

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Overview

Andy Murray begins his campaign at Roland Garros against Czech Republic veteran Radek Stepanek, which is a tricky opening encounter for the World No 2. The 37-year-old – the oldest player at the tournament – has beaten the best on his day and is a wily customer, who will utilize all his experience and skills to outsmart his opponent.

The Scot is hoping to add the clay court title to his kitty of Wimbledon and the US Open, but will face a tough task with a meeting with defending champion Stan Wawrinka on the cards in the last four if the duo wins all their respective matches.

Stepanek will have a slight advantage coming into the match against Murray, as he has come through the qualifying stages to make the main draw. He will have a good reading of the surface and will be more used to the conditions on offer. Despite Murray going in as the favourite, owing to his better head-to-head record, he will face a difficult match, one that will need his complete concentration.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/66
  • Radek Stepanek to win: 16

Head-to-head

Murray leads the head-to-head encounters 6-2, but has never faced the Czech veteran at the French Open. Their last meeting was at the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open, where the Scot won in three sets.