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French Open 2022 draw: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal set for quarter-final conflict; Carlos Alcaraz additionally in identical part

13-time champion Rafael Nadal, protecting champion Novak Djokovic and teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz had been drawn in the similar part of the boys’s singles draw at French Open 2022.

Nadal and Djokovic who met within the epic semi-final struggle final 12 months are set to fulfill within the quarter-final, equipped each the celebrities get previous the preliminary hurdles. The winner of that quarter-final contest is more likely to meet Alcaraz, who has raised hopes after a dream run in 2022.

By the way, Djokovic is all set to play in his first Grand Slam match as he used to be deported from Melbourne forward of the Australian Open in January following his determination to not have a COVID-19 vaccination. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who heads into the French Open at the again of successful the Italian Open identify, will meet Yoshihito Nishioka. within the opening around.

fifth seed Nadal will face Jordan Thompson within the opening rond whilst sixth seed Alcaraz will face a qualifier. All eyes can be on Nadal because the Spanish famous person has had his fair proportion of damage issues within the lead=as much as the clay-court Grrand Slam.

Damage problems struck once more in March when he suffered a pressure fracture in his rib right through his run to the Indian Wells last and the left-hander most effective returned to festival in Madrid this month. In an additional jolt to his French Open hopes, Nadal used to be crushed by means of 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz within the Madrid quarter-finals earlier than shedding to Canadian Denis Shapovalov within the 3rd around of the Rome Masters the place he confirmed indicators of foot harm.

Within the decrease a part of the draw, final 12 months’s runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas faces a difficult first-round tournament in opposition to Italian Lorenzo Musetti, who final 12 months took Djokovic to 5 units within the fourth around.

Projected males’s quarter-finals

Djokovic vs Nadal
Zverev vs Alcaraz
Ruud vs Tsitsipas
Rublev vs Medvedev#RolandGarros

— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) Might 19, 2022

Global quantity two Daniil Medvedev may tackle compatriot Andrey Rublev within the quarter-finals as Russian gamers had been allowed to compete regardless of their nation’s invasion of Ukraine.

Medvedev performed down his probabilities of going the space at Roland Garros, announcing he must enhance his sport on clay-court. The Global No. 2 misplaced in his first tournament at Geneva Open, which additionally marked his comeback to the excursion.

SWIATEK LEADS WOMEN’S SINGLES DRAW

Within the ladies’s draw, sizzling favorite Iga Swiatek, taking a look to protected her 2nd French Open identify in 3 years, may face former champion Jelena Ostapenko within the final 16.

Ostapenko used to be the final participant to overcome the Polish international primary earlier than she began her 28-match unbeaten streak, successful 5 titles earlier than the beginning of the French Open on Sunday.

Protecting champion Barbora Krejcikova is on a last-16 collision direction with former international primary Victoria Azarenka within the decrease a part of the draw.

Naomi Osaka, who withdrew from the match final 12 months after skipping her media tasks and bringing up psychological well being problems, has been drawn to stand American Amanda Anisimova, the twenty seventh seed.

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