French Open, the second Grand Slam Tournament of the year to be played on the Red Gravel, is going to begin this Sunday. Where Rafael Nadal of Spain, King of Clay Court, will defend his title. Nadal has already won 10 French Open titles. He is the most successful French Open champion in tennis history. This time the top-seeded Rafael will fight for the 11th title.
As far as the male class is concerned, Nadal is considered to be the strongest contender to win the battle of Roland Garros. In his first match, he will be on the court against Alexander Dolgopolov of Ukraine.
It’s noteworthy that Legendary Roger Federer of Switzerland has once again withdrawn his name from this tournament. On the other hand, British Star Andy Murray is also suffering from injury this time.
Apart from Nadal, Serbian star Novak Djokovic is another contender to win the title, but the winner of 12 grand slams is not in the form yet.
World No. 3 and Madrid Open champion Alexander Zverev is also a strong contender to win the title this time. Zverev is in good form nowadays. However, Nadal beat him in Rome Masters last week.
Women’s Battle at Roland Garros:
The pressure to defend the titles will also be on Latvia’s Jeļena Ostapenko, who had won her first Grand Slam title, surprising everyone last year.
In this tournament, America’s Serena Williams has also been landed, thereby her presence is increasing competitiveness in the women’s singles category. Serena was away from the court for many months since the birth of her child. Even after returning, she had not played many tournaments and had prepared for the French Open.
Serena along with her sister Venus has now got a wildcard entry in women’s dual as well. The Williams sister is now a big competition for other pairs.