This week, a slew of Americans are in France for the Roland Garros qualifying rounds with dreams of reaching the main draw. Action began on Monday with the men's draw and six Americans are already out including Denis Kudla, J.J. Wolf, Mitchell Krueger, Brandon Nakashima, Maxime Cressey and Noah Rubin.
Here are six that Baseline think are bound for a place in next week's clay-court major:
Best French Open: Round of 16, 2016
Coming off a second-round loss at the US Open, Jack Sock has a lot to prove in the French Open. The former world No. 8 has not played the clay-court major since 2018. While his record on clay has not been great, the world No. 303 is on a mission to return to the top of the game after falling out of the rankings.
On Monday, Sock defeated Mikael Torpegaard in straight sets and will face the 24th seed Facundo Bagnis in the second round.