Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz in the same half of the table at Roland-Garros

Rafael Nadal was not spared by the draw made this Thursday evening, Porte d’Auteuil. In addition to Stanislas Wawrinka (who inherited Corentin Moutet from the start) in the second round, the Mallorcan could cross paths with Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, before a theoretical semi-final against Carlos Alcaraz. He will start his campaign against Jordan Thompson.

Novak Djokovic will face Yoshihito Nishioka in the opener, before a potential reunion with Marian Vajda if he were to face Alex Molcan in the second round. Diego Schwartzman is also in his quarter of the table, as is Grigor Dimitrov. As for the phenomenon Carlos Alcaraz, recent winner in Madrid, he will start against a qualifier. Korda, who beat him in Monte Carlo, could be his first big test in the third round.

Zverev not spared

Still at the top of the table, nothing will be easy for Alexander Zverev. After qualifying in the first round, “Sascha” could find Sebastian Baez in the second round, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the third, Taylor Fritz in the eighth before a scheduled duel against Alcaraz in the quarters. In that same quarter-table, two-time finalist Thiem will face Dellien in the first round.

At the bottom of the table, Stefanos Tsitsipas will want to do well. The Greek has a tough table, since he will play Lorenzo Musetti from the first round, before theoretically finding Denis Shapovalov (who will have to pass the Rune obstacle during of his first match) from the start of the second week, then Casper Ruud for a place in the last four.

The fourth quarter of the table is apparently the least raised. Daniil Medvedev will start his campaign against Facundo Bagnis, before challenging Berankis or Djere. If they both reach the quarterfinals, a 100% Russian duel is scheduled with Andrey Rublev. The latter will nevertheless have to be wary of Jannik Sinner, whom he could face in the round of 16.

Strong draw for the French

On the French side, the draw could hardly reserve a more complicated start. For their last Roland-Garros, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Simon will face Casper Ruud and Pablo Carreno Busta respectively. Hugo Gaston, Manuel Guinard, Quentin Halys and Benjamin Bonzi will all face top seeds, namely Alex de Minaur, Cameron Norrie and John Isner. Richard Gasquet will notably open against Lloyd Harris, when Lucas Pouille will face a qualifier, before a potential second round against Stefanos Tsitsipas. We have known quieter.

Swiatek with Halep, Badosa with Sabalenka

Among the women, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek is in the same quarter of the table as two former winners of the tournament, in the persons of Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko. The latter could face each other in the round of 16. In the other quarter at the top of the table, Paula Badosa and Aryna Sabalenka should theoretically meet for a place in the semi-finals.

At the bottom of the table, Ons Jabeur will open against Magda Linette and could find Maria Sakkari in the quarters, before challenging defending champion Barbora Krejcikova in the semi-finals. However, it is no secret that the Czech is not in top form, she who reappeared today after three months away from the courts, due to injury. Also note the popcorn duel of the first round, which will oppose Naomi Osaka to Amanda Anisimova.

On the Habs side, Clara Burel, Fiona Ferro, Chloé Paquet, Tessah Andrianjafitrimo and Diane Parry inherited the most complicated draws, with first rounds against Maria Sakkari, Paula Badosa, Aryna Sabalenka, Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Krejcikova.


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