Roland Garros draw brought us the match between Djokovic and Nadal in the quarterfinals!
Roland Garros is starting this Sunday and most of the fans think that the time has come for the world number one Novak Djokovic to finally win the French Open. He is the biggest favorite, since he won all the Masters tournaments and Grand Slams he played in this season, while the defender of the crown Rafael Nadal enters the tournament after not managing to win any clay Masters title, for the first time in his career.
Novak Djokovic starts off the tournament against Nieminen, who defeated him once in their five encounters, but Djokovic won both matches on clay. After Nieminen, he could play either Lorenzi or Muller, both of whom haven’t yet managed to defeat the Serb. Bernard Tomic is his possible opponent in the third round, but rising star Thanasi Kokkinakis could be a surprise from that part of the draw.
In the fourth round, 15th seed Kevin Anderson and 20th seed Richard Gasquet are the biggest favorites to face him, but Carlos Berlocq could maybe be a surprise from this part of the draw.
Rafael Nadal will play against young 18-year-old French player who was given the wild card, Quentin Halys. He is currently 304th in the world (his career best rank), but his real strength is playing on hard courts and not clay, so Nadal shouldn’t have any problems to defeat him.
In the second round Nadal could have a big test against either Almagro or Dolgopolov. Mannarino, Melzer, Kuznetsov or Jaziri are his possible opponents in the third round, while he could play against 10th seed Dimitrov or 18th seed Robredo in the fourth round. Interesting unseeded players from this part of the draw are the veteran late bloomer Burgos and young Croatian star Borna Coric.
Andy Murray, who is a possible opponent to either Djokovic or Nadal in the semifinal, will start the tournament against qualifier Arguello, while Sousa or Pospisil could be his opponents in second round. Kyrgios, who is the 29th seed in this tournament, could play against Murray in the third round, while Goffin and Isner could play against him in the fourth round. Seppi, who is unseeded in this tournament, is the dark horse in this part of the draw.
Marin Cilic and David Ferrer are the highest seeds in the next part of the draw, and they are the most probable opponents for Murray in the quarterfinals.
Kei Nishikori and Tomas Berdych could face each other in the next quarterfinal, and in that part of the draw are also Verdasco, Bautista, Lopez, Tsonga, Kohlscreiber and Fognini.
The last quarterfinal could be all-Swiss, between 8th seed Wawrinka and 2nd seed Federer. Garcia-Lopez, Gulbis, Simon, Monfils, Cuevas and Karlovic are also in this part of the draw.
In women’s tournament, 1st seed Serena Williams will start the tournament against Hlavackova. We could see an interesting clash in the third round, since 27th seed Victoria Azarenka could face the American then. Strycova or her sister Venus could play against her in the fourth round, while 5th seed Wozniacki or 10th seed Petkovic are her possible opponents in the quarterfinals.
In the next quarterfinals we could see the clash between Bouchard and Kvitova, although we have some both veterans and young starlets in this part of the draw, such as Kuznetsova and Schiavone or Diyas and Bencic.
In the next quarterfinal we could see 7th seed Ivanovic and 3rd seed Halep, but in this part of the draw are also Caroline Garcia, who played some good matches against Ivanovic in the past, 14th seed Agnieszka Radwanska who is always dangerous on clay, home player Cornet and Russian Makarova who has had some great matches in Paris in the last few years.
In the last quarterfinal we could see a clash between Carla Suarez Navarro and Maria Sharapova, which could be very interesting, since the Spaniard defeated Sharapova recently.