Portugal’s number one and 70th place ATP returns to Paris a year after losing the debut against Argentina’s Guido Pella.

Sousa has the theoretical advantage of facing Busta in his debut, who is 56th in ATP and has not won a match since January.

Despite having reached the third round a year ago and having reached the round of 16 in 2017, Busta has the disadvantage in the direct match against Sousa, although they never faced each other in the clay court.

In case of victory, Sousa is to face the winner of the duel between Australia’s Alex de Minaur and US Bradley Klahn to try to surpass his best result in this Open taking place between 26 May and 9 June in Paris.

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