Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal during a training session ahead of his first round match against Sam Groth at the 2016 French OpenGetty

Rafael Nadal will take on Sam Groth in the first round of the 2016 French Open on Tuesday (24 May). The Spaniard's match is the second one on Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 11.30am BST. There is no Live TV Coverage of the game. 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

The king of Roland Garros Nadal is set to play his first match after his exit at the quarter-finals last year. It was his first loss since 2010 and he will be keen to reclaim his title and make it 10 French Open titles. The Spaniard has recaptured some of his form following a difficult 2015 campaign and has won two titles this season with both coming on clay.

Groth, meanwhile, has had a difficult campaign, with his best result being the third round in an ATP Challenger Event. The Australian has had a terrible season coming into the Grand Slam and will find it difficult against Nadal, despite the nine-time Roland Garros winner not being in his best form.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Rafael Nadal to win: 1/500
  • Sam Groth to win: 25

Head-to-head

Nadal and Groth have never played each other on the ATP tour or in a Grand Slam prior to their clash at the 2016 French Open.