The ‘Big Three’ of tennis setting up their reunion in the clay Grand Slam will provide ultimate entertainment to the tennis fans for the next two weeks and the French Open 2019 draw has been unveiled.
Everyone’s favorite, Roger Federer will be stepping on the Parisian terre-battue for the first time since the year 2015 and will be a tough opponent for the other ATP men on tour. Despite having an unsteady beginning during this year’s clay court venture, the ‘King of Clay’, Rafael Nadal seized his Rome Masters title magnificently and in Paris, he is looking forward to fulfilling a dozen at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal’s French Open 2019 Draw:
The second seed for the tournament, Rafael Nadal seems flawlessly equipped for Roland Garros 2019, after his victory in Rome which upsurged all his confidence for the clay major. Nadal’s hunt for the 12th crown will be beginning by playing against qualifiers in the first two rounds of the French major and then David Goffin in the third round.
In the quarters, the Spaniard will face the Japanese Number one, Kei Nishikori. And post his round of eight victory, Nadal and Federer might be seen in the semifinals of French Open 2019.
Roger Federer’s French Open 2019 Draw:
Ever since Federer lost to his compatriot, Stan Wawrinka in straight sets at the quarterfinals of Roland Garros 2015, and post that the Swiss did not play the Paris major and this clay season he has played five matches in total. He will begin his Roland Garros 2019 journey against, Lorenzo Sonego.
Federer is seeded third in the French tournament and will be facing Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals of the French major. Followed by his longtime foe, Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.
Novak Djokovic’s French Open 2019 Draw:
Djokovic lost his last major match at French Open 2018 to the Italian, Marco Cecchinato and since then, he has been unstoppable on the Grand Slam arenas. The Serb will open against the Polish player, Hubert Hurkacz and followed by Sam Querrey in the round of 64.
In the quarters he is expected to meet, the German, Alexander Zverev and in the semifinals, Novak will take on the next generation clay courter, Dominic Thiem who recently won the Barcelona Open title. Before facing Novak, Thiem will be battling against the Argentine, Juan Martin del Potro.
Apart from the dominating players on the men’s tour, Fernando Verdasco will open against Dan Evans and in the pre-quarters, the Spaniard might face Gael Monfils or Dominic Thiem. The Monte-Carlo champion, Fabio Fognini has to overcome Alexander Zverev to set up a quarterfinal against Djokovic.