Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal celebrates match point in his French Open men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros in Paris Getty

Roland Garros will kick start from 24 May at Stade Roland Garros, Paris as we head to the second Grand Slam event of the year. Former World No 1 Rafael Nadal is the defending champion and is on course to win his 10th singles title this season.

IBTimes UK takes a look at the top five seeds in the men's and women's singles competition and their first round matches.

Where to Watch Live

The tournament starts at 9.30am BST from 24 May to 6 June, with British Eurosport, British Eurosport HD, British Eurosport 2, British Eurosports 2 HD, ITV 4 providing live coverage in the UK. Regular updates and live scores are also available on the Roland Garros official website.

Men's Singles

Seed Rank Player First Round Opponent

1 1 Novak Djokovic Jarkko Nieminen

2 2 Roger Federer Alejandro Falla

3 3 Andy Murray Facundo Arguello

4 4 Tomas Berdych Yoshihito Nishioka

5 5 Kei Nishikori Paul-Henri Mathieu

This will be the final competition of this season where an ATP Masters or a Grand Slam event will be played on clay. Nadal has dominated over the years on clay and the Spaniard will be looking to put his recent poor form behind him for the next two weeks.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has been in fine form in recent times Getty

The 28-year-old will be keen to regain his form in order to compete with in-form Novak Djokovic, who is now the firm favourite to win his first Roland Garros title. The two will face competition from Roger Federer, British tennis star Andy Murray and also Stan Wawrinka.

Nadal has failed to make it to the top five as he is seeded in sixth place after his ranking dropped in recent times.

Women's Singles

Seed Rank Player First Round Opponent

1 1 Serena Williams Andrea Hlavackova

2 2 Maria Sharapova Kaia Kanepi

3 3 Simona Halep Evgeniya Rodina

4 4 Petra Kvitova Marina Erakovic

5 5 Caroline Wozniacki Karin Knapp

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova Getty Images

Maria Sharapova is the defending champion and the Russian is on course to winning her third Roland Garros Women's singles title this year. The World No 2 is one of the firm favourites to win the competition with the top seed Serena Williams likely to provide tough competition to Sharapova.