The Spanish Carlos Alcaraznumber 1 in the world and Serbian legend Novak Djokovicthird of ATP extension from Monday they could meet in the semifinals of Roland Garrosas established by the draw held this Thursday at the French Grand Slam facilities.
On the other side of the frame, the Russian Daniel Medvedevthe second player in the world, would play with the last finalist of the French tournament, the Norwegian Casper Ruud (4th), which fell first Rafael Nadal one year ago.
The big absent from the draw was the Spanish legend, who announced last week that he will not be able to aspire to his 15th crown due to the physical problems he has suffered since the Australian Open. Her idea of her is to regenerate her body and return in the 2024 season to say goodbye to tennis.
Roland Garros tradition calls for the reigning champions of the men’s and women’s categories to participate in the draw, therefore Iga Swiateknumber 1 in the world and winner a year ago, he was left without a partner.
Replaced Nadal as French rugby team captain and world’s best player in 2021, antoine dupontin charge of distributing the fortune.
Alcaraz, who hours earlier had trained for the first time on Philippe Chatrier’s rink with Stan Wawrinka surrounded by high expectations, will debut against a tennis player who tops the rankings.
By way of hypotheticalwould play in the third round against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (31), in the round of 16 vs Cameron Norie (14th) or Italian Lorenzo Musetto (18th) and in the quarterfinals against the Greek Stephen Tsitsipas.
Djokovic, who arrives at Roland Garros after completing a disappointing clay-court tour of Europe, would face the Spaniard in the third round Alexander Davidovich (34th), in eighth notes a Hubert Hurkacz (13th) or Robert the Baptist (23) and in Russian rooms Andrei Rublev (7th).
Roland Garros has been drawn: mixed fate of the Argentines
The Argentines who entered directly through their rankings are Francis Cerundolo (28); Sebastian Baez (44), Tomás Martin Etcheverry (46); Pedro Cachin (63); diego schwartzmann (93); Frederick Coria (94) and Guido Pelle (421), who will play with a “protected ranking”.
Among the women, however, the only national representative will be Rosario Nadia Podoroska (101), semi-finalist in 2020.
They were joined this morning by Thiago Tirante (153), from La Plata, who topped the classification, in which they are still competing in the third and final round Camillo Ugo Carabelli (150), Facundo Diaz Acosta (137) and Genaro Alberto Olivieri (227).
The draw for the main draw has produced the following rivals for Argentine tennis players in the first round:
- Podoroska will face the French Jessika Ponchet (123)
- Francisco Cerúndolo with the Spaniard Jaume Munar (77)
- Sebastián Báez with Frenchman Gael Monfils (386)
- Tomás Etcheverry vs. Jack Draper (60)
- Pedro Cachín with the Austrian Dominic Thiem (91)
- Federico Coria (94) against Croatian Borna Coric (16)
- Diego Schwartzman will face Spain’s Bernabé Zapata Miralles (37)
- Guido Pella with the French Quentin Halys (87)
Thiago Tirante and the rest of the players who make it through qualification will have their own draw this Friday, when all qualifying matches have finished.
The French Open will be played from Sunday 28 May to Sunday 11 June at the complex located in the Parisian district of the Bois de Boulogne and will offer a record prize pool of 43,900,000 euros (about 47 million dollars).
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