As the hundred and twenty- fourth edition of the French Open is navigating through its first rounds, well known tennis bigwigs will be having competitive ‘slappings’ of the ball against each other in contest for the France’s tennis topflight crown, as the Roland Garros singles draw was unveiled.
Recall that the defending champion of the French Open(men singles), Rafael Nadal is the most successful player in the French Open history- won the Grand Slam eleven (11) times. After his shocking exit from the Italian Open, the Spaniard will take a step in his quest to secure his twelfth French Open title against Egor Gerasimov.
World’s tennis number one, Novak Djokovic will be kicking off his campaign of the Roland Garros against his Swedish counterpart, Ymer Mikael on Sunday.
The top seeded player was unfortunate to make waves in the U.S Open after hitting a judge with a ball, later found solace in securing the Italian Open title last Sunday. There might be possibilities that the 2016 French Open winner will battle Nadal as the game advances to its crucial stages.
Austria’s tennis players, Dominic Thiem will be facing 2014 U.S Open winner, Marin Cilic at the first round of the of the French Grand Slam. The 2020 U.S Open winner was absent at the Italian Open. The Swiss tennis player, Stanislas Wawrinka will be up against Britain’s Andy Murray, so as Alex Zverev will be in action against Dennis Novak.
However, Roger Federer is out of the tournament due to injury.
In the women singles of the Roland Garros, Serena William will be in the quest of winning his twenty fourth Grand Slam when she face her compatriot, Ahn Kristie.
Recall that, the 38-year old player had a motherly U.S Open tie with Belarus’s Victoria Azarenka- she defeated the American. The Belarusian mother will be facing Kovinic Danka, possibly will have another great tie with her American rival.
Simona Halep hopes to continue her winning streaks against Sorribea Sara at the first round of the Frech Open, though Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka, Barty Ashleigh are all out of the Grand Slam .
Venus Williams will be in action against Karolina Schmiedlova next Sunday. The 2002 French Open finalist attended both the U.S Open and Italian Open but crashed out of both tournaments at the early stages.