Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer drawn in identical half-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer drawn in identical half-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Having slipped to quantity three on this planet, it was all the time doubtless that Nadal, the 13-time champion, would face top-ranked Djokovic earlier than the ultimate.

French Open 2021, men's singles draw: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer drawn in same half

Rafael Nadal pictured throughout follow forward of the French Open. AP

Paris: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, the three most profitable males in Grand Slam tennis historical past, had been on Thursday all drawn in the identical half of the French Open.

Having slipped to quantity three on this planet, it was all the time doubtless that Nadal, the 13-time champion, would face top-ranked Djokovic earlier than the ultimate.

The 2 nice rivals might now meet within the semi-finals this yr.

Djokovic, the 2016 champion, is high seed and will presumably face 2009 winner Federer within the quarter-finals.

All three males are chasing historical past on the French Open which begins on Sunday.

Nadal and Federer are locked on 20 Grand Slams every whereas Djokovic, who has 18, can turn out to be the primary man in over half a century to win all 4 majors on a couple of event.

Nadal, who has a 100-2 document on the event, begins his bid for a 14th French Open title towards Alexei Popyrin of Australia, the world quantity 62.

His most definitely quarter-final opponent is Russia’s Andrey Rublev who defeated him on the Monte Carlo Masters final month.

Djokovic tackles 66th-ranked Tennys Sandgren of america in his first spherical match whereas Federer, taking part in the event for the primary time since 2019, begins towards a qualifier.

Fellow veteran Marin Cilic, a former US Open winner, is a attainable second spherical rival.

Djokovic has misplaced three finals to Nadal on the French Open in 2012, 2014 after which final yr the place the Spaniard swept to victory 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.

Russia’s second seed Daniil Medvedev, who has misplaced all 4 instances he has performed on the French Open, begins towards Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.

Two-time runner-up Dominic Thiem, seeded 4, begins towards Spanish veteran Pablo Andujar.

It was Andujar who defeated Federer in Geneva final week within the Swiss nice’s solely look on clay this season.

Within the girls’s draw, world primary Ashleigh Barty, the 2019 champion, tackles Bernarda Pera of america first up.

Second seed Naomi Osaka, a four-time main winner who has by no means bought previous the third spherical in Paris, begins towards Romania’s 63rd-ranked Patricia Maria Tig.

Serena Williams, a three-time French Open winner and nonetheless searching for an elusive record-equalling twenty fourth Grand Slam title, faces Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania.

Defending champion Iga Swiatek performs shut good friend Kaja Juvan of Slovenia in her opener.

If the seedings pan out, Barty and Swiatek will face one another within the semi-finals.

Williams is within the different half of the draw the place Osaka is seeded to face Madrid champion Aryna Sabalenka within the final 4.


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