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Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Simona Halep and Heather Watson are all in action on day one of the French Open at Roland Garros on Sunday. Japanese ace Nishikori is the leading male player in action as the second Grand Slam of the year gets underway and the fifth seed will have to be at his best to see off experienced Italian Simone Bolelli.Bolelli may be regarded more as a doubles specialist these days, indeed he won the Australian Open in 2015 with Fabio Fognini, but he has twice taken Nishikori to five sets and is at home on the clay courts. Nishikori, however, pushed Novak Djokovic to the limit in their Rome semi-final last week and has two semi-finals and a final under his belt on the European clay-court swing this seasonKyrgios, who has shown a new-found sense of maturity to claim his first ATP title this season, and a Masters-best semi-final run at the Miami Open, is up against Italys Marco Cecchinato. Nick Kyrgios can continue an excellent 2016 with a strong run at Roland Garros And home fans will have plenty to look forward to with Jeremy Chardy, seeded 30th, in action against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and the enigmatic Benoit Paire taking on Radu Albot of Moldova.Fourth seed Garbine Muguruza heads the list of women in action on the opening day. She should have little trouble against Slovakias Anna Schmiedlova while sixth seed Halep takes on Japans Nao Hibino.Petra Kvitova will start the day on Philippe-Chartrier, the 10th seed takes on Danko Kovinic, and Sloane Stephens meets Russias Maragarita Gasparyan. Philippe-Chatrier Court - Order of Play Danka Kovinic v Petra Kvitova (10) Kei Nishikori (5) v Simone Bolelli Anna Schmiedova v Garbine Muguruza (4) Jeremy Chardy (30) v Leonardo Mayer One to Watch Milos Raonic is one of the outsiders who could make the breakthrough John Isner v John Millman is likely to be a contender and in-form Jack Sock will not be underestimating Dutchman Robin Haase, but in the mens event we are going for Milos Raonic against Janko Tipsarevic.Raonic was beaten by Kyrgios in Rome but has performed well at most of the seasons big events, adding an Indian Wells final to his appearance in the last four at the Australian Open. Outsiders assessed The surprise names to keep in mind Sky Sports Leif Shiras has tipped the big-serving Canadian as the next new winner of a Grand Slam, and in Tipsarevic he has an ideal opening opponent.The Serb has been around long enough to provide a tough test but Raonic has won all four meetings and has the class to come through. Womens First Round Draw Deatils on the opening matches at Roland Garros Svetlana Kuznetsova is a two-time Grand Slam champion, winning at Roland Garros in 2009, but the 13th seed has a tough test against Yaroslava Shvedova, whose best singles performances have come in Paris, twice reaching the quarter-finals.Those seeking something entertaining on the outside courts should look out for Germanys Dustin Brown, a past Wimbledon conqueror of Rafael Nadal, who takes on Israels Dudi Sela on Court No 11 in what should make for a crowd-pleasing clash. Suzanne-Lenglen Court - Order of Play Radu Albot v Benoit Paire (19) Vitalia Diatchenko v Lucie Safarova (11) Milos Raonic (8) v Janko Tipsarevic Simona Halep (6) v Nao Hibino Surprise in Store?Upsets are difficult to predict in the opening round in Paris, mainly because of clays capacity to throw up many a surprise, but should he find the form we know he is capable of, Grigor Dimitrov could prove too strong for Viktor Troicki. Bulgarias Grigor Dimitrov can cause a shock on day one Dimitrovs standards have dropped over the last couple of years and he has bounced around coaches, but a liking for the big events could see him cause a stir at Roland Garros and he can start by seeing off 22nd seed Troicki.Theyve already met twice this year and its one win apiece.In the womens event both Madison Brengle and Elena Vesnina are unseeded but American Brengle could well overcome the 20-place difference in the rankings and see off the Russian, whose focus is likely to be on a second womens doubles title in Paris. Murrays Roland Garros record A look at how the British number one has fared in Paris Brit WatchTwo Brits are in action and, whisper it, there are a couple of decent chances for victory - Kyle Edmund takes on Georgias Nikoloz Basilashvili out on Court No 6 and on Court No 3 Heather Watson takes on American Nicole Gibbs.Edmund is ranked at No 84 in the world and comes into the tournament after claiming the Challenger title in Rome, his second title of the year at that level. Kyle Edmund has a good chance of a first round win in Paris The 21-year-old has also racked up wins against Martin Klizan, Radek Stepanek, Jiri Vesely and Lukas Rosol this season and will fancy his chances of seeing off world No 105 Basilashvili, whose main tournament action this year has been on the Challenger circuit.Watson takes on on Gibbs, who at 72 is ranked some 18 places below the British No 2, who made a decent run to the last 32 in Rome last week.In Case You Missed ItWith the top mens seeds not in action on day one, they are still likely to attract many of the headlines with Amelie Mauresmo confirming her partnership with Andy Murray ended, at least in part, because of his on-court behaviour. Also See: French Open Draw Djokovics missing major Murray at Roland Garros Nadals La Decima Wholesale Jordan Retro 13 . Their 38th instalment is arguably their biggest fight card to date, including three-title fights and a main event which was selected by the fans. 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NICE, France -- In a city that was once the playground of the British aristocracy, Englands millionaire soccer players departed Tuesday looking as far from soccer nobility than at any time in the teams 144-year history.The latest chastening blow to the nations sporting prestige was magnified by the instigators of their downfall in Nice being Iceland, the smallest team to ever qualify for a major soccer tournament which had spent years admiring the supposedly superior English.As the North Atlantic island nation prepared for a quarterfinal against France at its first-ever European Championship, the England team flew home to the latest in a long line of post mortems into why the country which invented soccer and hosts its wealthiest competition has not won a title since the 1966 World Cup.They wont find much sympathy among supporters who spend fortunes following the pampered superstar footballers across the world. Especially not when the country they are returning to has been battered by political turmoil and economic turbulence following last weeks referendum, when the majority of Britons voted to leave the European Union.As flags of St. George were being packed up from beaches on Nices Promenade des Anglais, a swanky boulevard named after the rich English who once bankrolled this swanky resort, supporters reflected on how soccer has only added to the sense of gloom for some at home.Brexit (British Exit) followed by this makes us look a nation of idiots, said 30-year-old Ned Pendleton from London, next to a five-a-side soccer pitch. We are a laughing stock of Europe and the world. I dont feel very proud to be English unfortunately.A professional gambler, Pendleton didnt predict being on the losing side in the referendum and Euro 2016.Im pretty upset about Brexit. Its stupid, he said. Then losing to Iceland embarrassingly is just all a bit of a shambles.Both outcomes opened up a leadership vacuum in two of the most high-profile jobs in England.The search began Tuesday for a new England coach after Roy Hodgson resigned from a job often branded the toughest in soccer coaching due to the weight of expectations that are not matched by constant underachievement.England seem brittle and we need to understand why, English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said Tuesday.On the political front, the leave campaigns victory in the EU referendum has set in motion a chain of momentous events in London.British Prime Minister David Cameron announced he will resign after a leadership contest in his governing Conservative Party. Infighting has also consumed the opposition Labour Party as leader Jeremy Corbyn lost a vote of no confidence of his its lawmakers in Parliament on Tuesday.The political volatility has had economic repercussions. The British pound has fallen sharply against several currencies, including the euro, which suddenly made being in France for Euro 2016 more expensive for England fans. The countrys stock market has taken one of its heftiest poundings in years, threatening peoples wealthh as well as undermining the economic outlook.ddddddddddddAnd to cap it all, two of the worlds leading credit ratings agencies, Standard & Poors and Fitch, have downgraded Britains credit rating in light of the referendum result. Those cuts have the potential of making it more expensive for the government to borrow money, thereby accentuating the national debt.The football team deserves to be cut to junk status, quipped Howard Archer, chief European economist at IHS Global Insight.England fans would probably agree, however split they are on the referendum result.Before Mondays 2-1 loss to Iceland, a chant of Were not in Europe anymore could be heard among some fans on the French Riviera.Britain could have to wait two years until the country officially leaves the EU, which it has been a member of since 1973. But the Brexit chant proved more immediately prophetic for Hodgsons team, which froze in the heat of Nice as tiny Iceland pulled off the biggest shock in the countrys sporting history.Jake Connolly and two friends had tickets for the round of 16 game but they were denied entry to the Nice stadium after their tickets flashed up as being stolen. The 21-year-old Birmingham resident said they had to spend the night with police before eventually being granted their freedom.A few fans told us we had a better night than them, Connolly said.And the Aston Villa supporter said he bonded with the French police over anti-European sentiments.It might be hard now, he said, but in the long-run it will be a lot better to be out of the EU.Sipping an espresso in a nearby cafe, Nice resident Thierry Bouaniche was impressed the majority of Britons had voted out of the EU.Most people here are afraid to leave Europe because they dont know what would happen after that, the 57-year-old real estate worker said. I think the English are courageous ... they will manage.The French government rues the decision of British voters to leave the EU but few citizens will lament Englands early departure from Euro 2016.Hooliganism that seemed to have been eradicated from English soccer witnessed a revival at continental showpiece. Small pockets of fans were involved in clashes around games in Marseille and Lille and were teargassed by police. Behavior, though, improved with no disturbances reported in Nice.I am spoilt for choice about how to be embarrassed to be English, Liverpool-born doctor Terry Brown said in the searing sun on the Promenade des Anglais. I dont know why everyone is surprised about the football because England are rubbish.But (Brexit) is reckless geopolitical vandalism by people who had no idea about what they were voting for. We just caused a lot of chaos for ourselves and the rest of the world. Eventually it will settle down. 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