Roland Garros: World number 1, Alcaraz has a thankless parenthesis with Tsitsipas and Djokovic; Medvedev became the “champion of the draw”

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In the draw for the men’s draw, the world number 1 can come across tough guys like Tsitsipas (2021 finalist) and Djokovic (double RG champion)

©Getty ImagesAlcaraz will have a hard time at Roland Garros. Credits: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

world number 1, Carlos Alcaraz didn’t find life easy in the draw for the male key of Roland Garros. Despite a relatively calm start against a qualifying or lucky-loser, the Spaniard could find other favorites before reaching the final. Standing in their way are names like Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and Serbian Novak Djokovic.

In the campaign, Alcaraz can only face a seed in the third round: the Canadian Denis Shapovalov. In the round of 16, the British Cameron Norriewho beat him in the final of the Rio Open, and the Italian Lorenzo Musetti, are potential adversaries. On Wednesdays, the situation thickens: Tsitsipas, vice-champion of Roland Garros 2021, is the main candidate. In the semi-final, Djokovic could be his opponent.

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Djokovic played with headlines in Rome. Credits: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Djokovic with Hurkacz and Rublev in the key

Nole, two-time Roland Garros champion, will make his debut against the American Alexander Kovacevic. He must find the first obstacle of the third round: the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who beat him on clay in Monte Carlo last year. Then the Poles Hubert Hurkacz or spanish Roberto Bautista Agut are the favorites for a duel in the round of 16. On Wednesday, the Russians Andrei Rublev (Monte Carlo champion) and Karen Khachanov are the main names. And Alcaraz would be the duel in the semi-finals.

Medvedev with Coric and Sinner

“Raffle Champion” Daniel Medvedev, champion in Rome, was on the other side of the table and far from the trio Alcaraz, Djokovic and Tsitsipas. The Russian will have a quali or a lucky-loser on his debut and will be able to face the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in the third round. In the round of 16, the Croatian Born Coricthe australian Alex de Minaure and even Austrian Dominique Thiem are candidates. the Italian Jannik Sinner or German Alexander Zverev would be opponents in the quarter-finals. Now Norwegian Casper Ruud and Danish Holger Rune would only come in the semi-finals.

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