Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
World number seven Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is the local boy and crowd favouriteGetty

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga takes on Jan-Lennard Struff in the men's singles first round clash of the French Open on 24 May.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 2.30pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available in the UK on ITV4. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

Local boy and crowd favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will open his French Open campaign against Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff on 24 May. The world number seven is not in the best of state coming into this clash. An adductor injury forced him to withdraw from the Rome Masters two weeks back and fears are he has not yet recovered from it.

Tsonga has had a poor 2016 so far. In fact, his best run has been reaching the semi-final of the Monte Carlo Masters. A two-time French Open semi-finalist, Tsonga is the crowds big hope and while he does produce entertaining tennis, there is the feeling that he is just not consistent enough particularly when facing top class opposition.

Once ranked 46 in the world, it has been a downward slide for Jan-Lennard Struff in recent times. Currently ranked 101, the problem with Struff is that he lacks consistency and that is what has hurt him. He definitely is the underdog coming into this clash and is unlikely to shock the world number seven.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win: 2.15
  • Jan-Lennard Struff to win: 21/5

Head-to-head

The duo faced each other twice in the past with Tsonga winning both the matches.They last took on each other in the 2014 Marseille Open, with the Frenchman winning 7-6, 7-5.

French Open history

Tsonga and Struff have never faced each other in the French Open.