Paris - Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov pulled out of the
French Open with injury on Saturday, leaving Rafael Nadal to open his title
defence against lucky loser Simone Bolelli.
World number one Nadal had been due to face Dolgopolov in
the first round as he bids for an 11th Roland Garros crown, but will instead
face Italian Bolelli.
Bolelli, who was beaten in qualifying by Colombian Santiago
Giraldo on Saturday, has only won one set against Nadal in five previous
meetings and is ranked a lowly 130.
Dolgopolov has been struggling with a wrist injury since the
Australian Open and withdrew from the ATP event in Geneva earlier this week.