Novak Djokovic
All eyes will be on Novak Djokovic-Andre Agassi partnership in Paris Reuters

Top tennis stars from across the globe will arrive in Paris for the season's second Grand Slam tournament - French Open 2017, starting 28 May at the Roland Garros Stadium.

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal starts as favourite this year to win the title, which he last captured in 2014. After a tremendous start to the season on hard courts, the Spaniard, who is the fourth seed, hit peak form on the dirt, winning consecutive titles at Monte Carlo Masters, Barcelona and Madrid Masters before he was ousted in the semi-final of Rome Masters earlier this month.

On the other hand, top seed Andy Murray, who lost to second seed Novak Djokovic last year, looks a far cry from his form on clay last season. The defending champion, on the other hand, has had his fair share of struggles in 2017, but he reached the final of Rome Masters in tune-up to his title defence in the next two weeks.

With Australian Open champion Roger Federer deciding to withdraw, usual suspects Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Stanislas Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori will be geared up to give it their all. Apart from them, the one to watch out for in Pairs will be 20-year-old German star Alexander Zverev, who sent out a warning message by decimating Djokovic in the title match of Rome Masters.

Draw preview

Top seed Murray finds himself in the first quarter and he takes on Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in the first round. The Scot is likely to face 29th seed Juan Martin del Potro in the R16 clash and a possible quarter-final outing against struggling Czech Republic star, 13th seed Tomas Berdych.

Alexander Zverev
Rome Masters champion Alexander poses big threat to top seeds Reuters

Eighth Kei Nishikori is also in the same quarter, which also has 10th seed Alexander, who opens campaign against Spain's Fernando Verdasco. If the Japanese star is able to get past the young German, a semi-final outing with Murray is on the cards.

Can Wawrinka shine again?

The focus on the second quarter of the draw will be on third seed Wawrinka. Despite the poor form on clay this season, the Swiss will be looking to hit peak form and repeat his 2015 heroics. The 32-year-old has to beat the likes of Nick Kyrgios and Gael Monfils if he is to progress past the quarter-final stages.

Djokovic, Nadal drawn in same half

Rafael Nadal
Nadal eyes record 10th Roland Garros title Reuters

Second seed Djokovic, who roped in eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi as coach weeks before the tournament, will begin his campaign against Spain's Marcel Granollers and the Serb is likely to face Albert Ramos-Vinolas or Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final before he prepares for big semi-final against Nadal, who has an easier path to the last-eight stage.

Seeding information

Men's singles
1. Andy Murray
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Stan Wawrinka
4. Rafael Nadal
5. Milos Raonic
7. Dominic Thiem
8. Marin Cilic
9. Kei Nishikori
10. Alexander Zverev
11. David Goffin
12. Grigor Dimitrov
13. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
14. Tomas Berdych
15. Gael Monfils
16. Lucas Pouille
17. Roberto Bautista Agut
18. Nick Kyrgios
19. Albert-Ramos Vinolas
20. Pablo Carreno Busta
21. John Isner
22. Pablo Cuevas
23. Ivo Karlovic
24. Richard Gasquet
25. Steve Johnson
26. Gilles Muller
27. Sam Querrey
28. Fabio Fognini
29. Juan Martin del Potro
30. David Ferrer
31. Gilles Simon
32. MIscha Zverev

For daily schedule of 2017 Roland Garros, click here.