Davis Cup ghosts haunt Roland Garros
Familiar names, old foes.
It's always interesting to amble around the outside courts at Grand Slam tournaments to spot players we've come across in recent years on Davis Cup duty.
Following Great Britain in the lower reaches of the competition allows us to talk to these lower-ranked players, hear their stories and dreams for the future. They can often provide more articulate interviews than some of our own team members.
At the time he was 678 in the world rankings and, although we knew then that this was misleading, his ascent to the top 100 in under a year has been an extraordinary achievement.
Aged 26, Przysiezny has worked his way up to 94 in the world, a career high. He won three Futures and a Challenger after his appearance in Liverpool and this season has won two more Challengers.
Here in Paris he lost in the first round to Mikhail Youzhny but at least he made the main draw thanks to his ranking.
Alexandr Dolgopolov played Andy Murray in the second rubber of the Ukraine v GB match in 2006. He was 17 at the time and ranked outside the top 300.
Here at the French Open, with a ranking of 56, he recorded back-to-back wins over Arnaud Clement and Fernando Gonzalez before going out on Saturday to Nicolas Almagro, 6-3 6-3 6-4. No disgrace.
Dolgopolov is one of three Ukraine players to have broken into the top 100 since that tie in Odessa. Sergiy Stakhovsky stands at 63 in the world and Illya Marchenko is 80.
"We have all done well," Dolgopolov told me. "We all train separately in different areas so it's not about the federation or anything like that. We have a lot of players now so it's good for Ukraine."
What does he think about Ukraine soaring clear of Great Britain in terms of men's tennis?
"It is a surprise because they have the facilities and the funding and the Grand Slam tournament. I don't know what is happening with their juniors but it is a surprise."
As for the Lithuanians, who famously beat Britain in March, both Rikardis Berankis and Laurynas Grigelis are currently at career-high rankings. They didn't make the French but both are both on the rise, with Grigelis improving his ranking by almost 100 places in three months.
Career-high rankings are very much in the past for the leading British players at the moment.
Take a look at the list below. These are the active players, other than Murray, who have played Davis Cup for Britain in the past three years.
Alex Bogdanovic: Current ranking: 160. Career-high ranking: 108.
Jamie Baker: 257, 211.
Josh Goodall: 306, 184.
Dan Evans: 337, 248.
James Ward: 360, 187.
Chris Eaton: 468, 317.
All of them have at least 20 tournaments counting towards their ranking so it's not as if injury can be blamed. All of them have received financial backing from the LTA, some considerably more than others.
Dolgopolov admits the Ukraine success is nothing to do with the federation. He happens to be the son of a former player and coach, that's why he plays tennis, and his father's attention is why he's climbing the world ladder.
He'll be at Wimbledon in a few weeks and so will Mr Przysiezny the Pole. They have earned their places with results across the year.
Any Brits will be in on the usual freebie wildcard which, in truth, only Baker realistically deserves.