In a pretty favourable draw, Andy Murray's French Open campaign will begin against qualifier Eric Prodon. If he can negotiate the 118th-ranked Frenchman, the Scot will face another qualifier in round two – either Simone Bolelli or Frank Dancevic.
The world number four, who made the quarter-finals here two years ago, is scheduled for a last-eight meeting with Jurgen Melzer. Should he reach the semis, the real work will begin, with five-time champion Rafael Nadal expected to face him on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Beating Nadal at Roland Garros would be a gargantuan task. If the Scot achieves it, all-conquering Novak Djokovic would face him in the final, with the Serb driven by thoughts of drawing level with Guillermo Vilas' record winning streak.
Murray was passed fit to play yesterday after a slight injury scare. He said, "I was just a bit stiff and sore. I trained hard in London for three or four days after Rome. I trained most of the day on Wednesday and then came over and practised first thing Thursday to warm up for the exhibition.
"I didn't feel great. I think it was maybe my body just saying to take it easy for a day or so because I have been working very hard."
Murray's probable route to the final is:
R1: Prodon (FRA)
R2: Bolelli (ITA)/Dancevic (CAN)
R3: Raonic (CAN)/Volandri (ITA)/Clement (FRA)
R4: Troicki (SRB)/Dolgopolov (UKR)/Schuettler (GER)
QF: Melzer (AUT)/Almagro (ESP)/Mayer (GER)
SF: Nadal (ESP)
F: Djokovic (SRB)