Federer is out with a knee injury, but top seed Novak Djokovic and wildcard Andy Murray are in the fray.
Along with Murray, seven other players have been given a free pass into the main draw of the clay Grand Slam. The 33-year-old last appeared at the Roland Garros three years ago when he lost to Stan Wawrinka in a marathon five-set last-four encounter
British ace admits lack of physical conditioning after 2-6, 3-6, 4-6 defeat to Canada's Auger-Aliassime in Rd 2.
Andy and Jimmy recently appeared on the show, A League Of Their Own, where the tennis star teased the latter about his look
Murray closed out the match with back-to-back winners, the last a backhand up the line on match point. It was his first top 10 victory since he beat Japan's Kei Nishikori at Roland Garros in 2017
"I thought I moved well today," Murray said. "That was probably the thing I was most happy with and probably the thing I was most apprehensive about going into the match
The Western & Southern Open is normally staged in Cincinnati but was moved to New York as a one-off in order to minimise COVID-19 risks for players travelling to compete at Flushing Meadows
The Western & Southern Open, where he owns a 31-12 singles record, will be Murray's first tour-level action in 2020
Murray is part of the Union Jacks team which is led by captains Judy Murray and Greg Rusedski while Konta is part of the British Bulldog team which will be captained by Anne Keothavong and Leon Smith
Nadal wavers over US Open and Roland Garros, Murray fears player safety
The six-day Battle of the Brits event started on the same day Novak Djokovic tested positive for the coronavirus following a lack of social distancing from the Serb and several of his fellow competitors in his recent tournament
I think when things get back to normal I think I will be alright." Kyrgios suggested the pair should play doubles together, prompting a wry Murray to reply: "Only if you promise to behave, you said you were going to."
Andy beat Belgium's David Goffin in the final, but the drama of the online tournament was in the semis. Diego kept winning points even though Andy was hitting winners.
World No. 1 Andy Murray challenged his fellow players and fans to hit 100 volleys back and forth with a partner in the confines of their homes or backyards
Nishikori's absence follows Britain's Andy Murray also pulling out of both tournaments over the weekend with a pelvic injury
"I know how excited Andy was about coming back to compete in Australia in January, and how disappointed he is not to make it for 2020," said Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley, who praised his "determination and iron will"
Andy Murray, 32, said that though he tried to behave normally with his kids [daughters Sophia,3, and Edie,2], it was Kim who suffered during his injury lay off
Murray and Kim, who have daughters Sophia, three and Edie, two, have not yet decided on the name of their son
The Brit, who won his first ATP title in 31 months defeating Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp on Sunday, said it was during his time away from tennis when his family grew bigger
Former World No. 1 Murray says winning first ATP title since March 2017 means a lot to him; fights back from a set down to beat Stan Wawrinka