The second Grand Slam of the year was drawn and the deep orange courts that Roland Garros has are waiting for the best tennis in the world. The curiosity of the 2021 edition is that Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are on the same side of the picture.
In this way, the Spanish and the Serbian will not be able to relive last year’s final, and could even cross the world number one with the Swiss in the quarterfinals if both reach that stage.
NAdal, who seeks to add his twenty-first Grand Slam, the fourteenth in the Parisian brick dust, will start his way against the Australian Alexei Popyrin, 61 in the world at 21 years old.
Meanwhile, Djokovic will take to the field against Tennys Sandgren and Federer will return to a “Big” tournament against a Qualy surge (Juan Manuel and Francisco Cerúndolo and Marco Trungelliti are still in the race).
Other decision-makers: Stefanos Tsitsipas will debut against Jeremy Chardy, Dominic Thiem against Pablo Andújar (Federer’s executioner in Geneva a week ago), Andrey Rublev vs. Jan-Lennard Struff, Alexander Zverev vs. one classified and Daniil Medvedev will not have it easy against Aleksandr Bublik.
Hypothetical Roland Garros quarterfinals:
Djokovic vs. Federer
Nadal vs. Rublev
Zverev vs. Thiem
Tsitsipas vs. Medvedev