Roland Garros. French shock for Rinderknech, Burel in Rybakina’s table – Roland-Garros
The Roland-Garros draw took place on Thursday. Two Bretons will be part of the main draw. Arthur Rinderknech (N.78), installed in Saint-Grégoire, inherited a first round against another Frenchman, Richard Gasquet (N.50). If he wins, he could face the No.2 seed, Taylor Fritz, in the second round.
The big headliners will arrive later for Clara Burel. The Costarmoricaine (N.122), who obtained a wildcard from the Federation, will face the Spaniard Sorribes Tormo (N.132) in the first round. She could meet the seeded N.4, Elena Rybakina, winner of Wimbledon in 2022 and recently titled in Rome, in the third round.
Alcaraz and Djokovic in the same part of the table
As for the title favorites, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, world No.1, and the Serbian Novak Djokovic, No.3, in search of a 23rd Grand Slam title at Roland-Garros, are placed in the same half of table and will not be able to face each other before the semi-finals, according to the draw made on Thursday.
The other semi-final could oppose Russian Daniil Medvedev (N.2) and last year’s finalist, Norwegian Casper Ruud (N.4). Defending champion and 14-time winner Rafael Nadal withdrew before the start of the tournament, insufficiently recovered from a hip muscle injury suffered in the second round of the Australian Open in January.
Wang for Garcia in the first round
Among the women, the world No.1 and defending champion, the Polish Iga Swiatek, and the Kazakhstani Elena Rybakina, titled in Rome, appear in the same half of the table at Roland-Garros and will not be able to cross paths before the semi-finals. finals, according to the draw made on Thursday. For her part, Caroline Garcia will face the Chinese Wang in the first round (N.62).
The other theoretical semi-final would pit Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (2nd) against American Jessica Pegula (3rd).
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