French Open 2021 Day 7: Men’s Schedule and Predictions For Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Others

Published 06/04/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 07: Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland embrace at the net after their mens singles semi-final match during Day thirteen of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 07, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


The first week of the French Open 2021 will end tomorrow. Interestingly, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal will be in action tomorrow and thus, fans will get to witness some really exciting tennis.

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There are some intriguing tennis matches lined up for tomorrow that will test the players. In the first clash, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be up against Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis.

Novak Djokovic v Ricardas Berankis

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Novak Djokovic has played amazingly well in his last two matches at the French Open 2021. He is yet to lose a set in the tournament and was able to completely dominate both matches. Ricardas Berankis has also played quite well but faced some trouble in both his previous matches.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Head-to-Head, World No.1 Novak Djokovic leads the battle 3-0 against Berankis. The two even clashed in the second round of the French Open last year where the Serbian thrashed Berankis in straight sets. Fans won’t be surprised if such an incident repeats itself this year as well.

Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in straight sets

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Carlos Alcaraz Garfia v Jan-Lennard Struff

Beginning as a qualifier, Alcaraz has been incredible at Roland Garros this year. He has won 12 out of the 13 sets he has played in Paris so far and has managed to reach the third round as a teenager. His opponent, Struff, too has been amazing at the tournament as he battled past Andrey Rublev in the first round of the tournament.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 5, 2021. Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz Garfia in action during his round of 32 match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Sergio Perez

It’ll be the first time that the two will cross their paths at the French Open 2021. Thus, fans are quite excited to see their battle.

Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz Garfia to win in five sets

Jannik Sinner v Mikael Ymer

Another teenager, Jannik Sinner, has been able to impress fans at the French Open 2021. The 19-year-old made an incredible comeback against Pierre-Hugues Herbert and recently defeated his compatriot Gianluca Mager in the second round. On the other hand, Mikael Ymer won a really exciting encounter against World No. 15 Gael Monfils.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021. Italy’s Jannik Sinner in action during his first-round match against France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The youngsters have faced each other on two occasions. The current head-to-head battle stands at 1-1, and it’ll be the first time that they’ll be competing on clay.

Prediction: Jannik Sinner to win in four sets.

Roger Federer v Dominik Koepfer

Though he is playing at a Grand Slam after almost 17 months, Roger Federer has been in fine form. In his first match, he won without conceding a single break-point. Although he was tested in the second round, he kept himself calm and delivered some brilliant forehands to win the match.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021. Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his first-round match against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Koepfer, too, has exhibited some brilliant skills on the court. He recently crushed Taylor Fritz in the second round and will be a tough challenger to the Swiss Maestro.

Federer will face Koepfer for the first time at Roland Garros this year. Even though he has gained some form, it’ll be fascinating to see how Federer will respond to the drop shots of Koepfer.

Prediction: Roger Federer to win in four sets.

Rafael Nadal v Cameron Norrie

After beating Richard Gasquet for the 17th time in his career, Rafael Nadal recently won his 30th consecutive match at the French Open. He is enjoying an incredible form at the moment, and it is almost impossible to stop him. Norrie has also played well in his previous two matches as he made a spectacular comeback against Lloyd Harris in the second round of the tournament.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021. Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his second-round match against France’s Richard Gasquet REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

As of now, Rafa leads the head-to-head battle 2-0. Both their meetings came in 2021 and interestingly, Corrie is yet to win a set against Nadal.

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Prediction: Rafael Nadal to win in straight sets.

Tomorrow’s day will be crucial for this draw as fans will get to know who’ll be entering the pre-quarters. If the predictions come true, the world will witness a Rafa v Sinner clash yet again at the French Open.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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