The French Open draws have been revealed and Andy Murray has been handed a tricky path to what would be his second consecutive final at Roland Garros. Though Murray has avoided the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in his half, he still faces a tough road to the finals in Paris.
The French Open draw was revealed earlier today. Rafael Nadal, last year's French Open winner Novak Djokovic, seventh positioned Dominic Thiem and World No. 1 and runner-up of the last French Open Andy Murray start as favorites to win the second slam of the year.
Nadal who has been known as the king of clay court will start his proceedings against World No. 44 Benoit Paire while Djokovic will open his campaign against World No. 76 Marcel Granollers. Murray would definitely want to bounce back to winning ways and would take on
Murray, on the other hand, will definitely want to bounce back to winning ways when he takes on
The Indian duo of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Yuki Bhambri were knocked out of the qualifiers and we will have to wait for the doubles and mixed doubles draw to be certain of Indian representation.
Notable round 1 matches:
Rafael Nadal vs Benoit Paire
Andy Murray vs Andrey Kuznetsov
Novak Djokovic vs Marcel Granollers
Stan Wawrinka vs Qualifier
Kei Nishikori vs Thanasi Kokkinakis
Dominic Thiem vs Bernard Tomic
Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco
Gael Monfils v Dustin Brown
Ernests Gulbis vs Marin Cilic
Nick Kyrgios vs Phillip Kohlschreiber
Raonic vs Steve Darcis
Projected round of 16 matches:
Projected Quarter Final:
In Women's single's draw defending champion, Garbine Muguruza is pitted against the 2010 Roland Garros winner Francesca Schiavone while World No 1 Angelique Kerber will take on 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova.
Projected Round of 16 Matches:
Projected Quarter Finals:
Did you know, Nadal is the only male player in tennis history to win one Grand Slam and Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years from 2005–2014.
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