Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are in exactly precisely the exact identical half of the attraction in this year’s French Open, producing the chance of some mouthwatering matches prior to the closing.
Defending champion Nadal and world No. 1 Djokovic can’t match in the final because they did last year — Nadal came out on top in straight places — together with the group projected to confront in the semifinals rather than
But, Djokovic gets the little matter of possibly having to conquer 20-time grand slam champion Federer to arrive, together with the Swiss possibly facing Djokovic from the quarterfinals.
Nadal begins his attempts to acquire some record-extending 14th French Open title with a first round game against Australian Alexei Popyrin, Djokovic will confront American Tennys Sandgren along with also the eighth seeded Federer will face a qualifier.
Federer’s French Open trainings were dented by a surprise defeat Pablo Andújar in the Geneva Open a week, at what had been Federer’s first game since he left his harm comeback in March.
Russian universe No. 2 Daniil Medvedev, two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem, Greek celebrity Stefanos Tsitsipas along with also Germany’s Alexander Zverev are at another half of the attraction.
From the women’s draw, defending winner Iga Swiatek is at precisely exactly the exact identical half of world No. 1 plus also 2019 winner Ashleigh Barty, that pulled from last year’s championship because of this pandemic.
Planet No. 2 Naomi Osaka, that declared that she won’t be engaging in press conferences throughout the French Open, is seeking to progress past the next round at Roland Garros for the first time and certainly will confront Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig at the opening round.
Serena Williams, who’s expecting to equivalent Margaret Court’s listing of 24 grand slam titles, was drawn in precisely exactly the exact identical half as Osaka and will confront Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu from the very first round.
Williams’ trainings for her record-equaling effort are far from perfect, with all the French Open No. 7 seed decreasing into some surprise straight sets conquer Kateřina Siniaková in the Emilia-Romagna Open final week.
Spaniard Carla Suárez Navarro will soon be making her return to tennis to the first time since beating cancer also also will confront 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens from the opening round.