Players to Watch in Roland Garros 2022

The French Open, which is more fondly called Roland Garros, is the 2nd Grand Slam tournament of the year. It generally takes place in May, and nothing has changed this year. Almost three weeks-long competition will start on Sunday, and the most coveting Man’s Singles Final will take place on June 5. 

The French Open is one of the most historical tennis events. The first-ever contest was held in Paris in 1891. The only clay-court Grand Slam has huge prize money waiting for the participants.

The Singles champion will receive a hefty €1400000, and the overall prize money is €34367215. Defending champions in the Singles are Novak Djokovic (Man) and Barbora Krejcikova (Woman). All the last six French opens are won by Rafael Nadal (4) and Djokovic(2); however, this time, the prestigious competition is wide open than ever.

It’s an arduous task to predict anything in this sport. Still, we will talk about the most 6 favorable & capable candidates. One can win the title, which will be the most probable scenario. Here you will know about the players who will win all the spotlights of Roland Garros 2022.

Novak Djokovic: 

ATP World ranking no 1 Novak Djokovic is the defending champion of the Grand Slam. He lost his no 1 spot to Danil Medvedev nevertheless took the chance of chaotic circumstances of the later mentioned player. He played only 17 matches this season despite winning the 1000 Masters in Rome against Stefanos Sitsipas.

Players to Watch in the Roland Garros 2022
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He beat the same opponent last year here in Paris. He won 20 Grand Slam tournaments in his career and will surely look forward to winning another one to touch the Rolland Garros King, Rafael Nadal. His first match was against Yoshihito Nishioka, and a Japan international ranked 94. He will be the top ranked player in the Roland Garros 2022.

Danil Medvedev:

Former world no 1 Danil is now ranked 2. The irony is his superior position in the ranking doesn’t help him here, and he is not a favorite to win the event. Ill-fated luck saw him falling in a groin injury though he’s okay now. Nevertheless,

Players to Watch in the Roland Garros 2022
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stretched absence took its toll on his game. He feels that Putin might result in a ban from participating in the Wimbledon. Yet, he’ll give everything to make everyone wrong and win the most coveted prize. Argentine player Facundo Bagnis is the 1st round adversary of Medvedev.

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Alexander Zverev:

The German International ranks 3rd in the world ATP ranking and is a great clay-court player, although he isn’t at his best lately. So far, he has a forgettable season and hasn’t won any title this year.

Players to Watch in the Roland Garros 2022
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Even some ugly-looking losses make his claim to the title even weaker. Still, after Nadal’s first French Open win, it’s the most open Rolland Garros tournament, and no one will ever know who can shine like Ruby. He will play against a qualified player in the opening round.

Stefanos Tsitsipas:

No. 4 player in the world, Greece International Tsitsipas, is in the form of his life before the tournament. Added to that, it’s his favorite venue to play for. He won the Monte-Carlo 1000 Masters Open this year, which he also won the previous year.

Players to Watch in the Roland Garros 2022
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He grows slowly to achieve greatness as he reached 6 clay court finals in the last 3years. Moreover, he was in the last 4 in 2020 and runner-up in the Roland Garros. He’s just one step away from attaining the glory, and he’s the player to look for. 57th ranked Italian player Lorenzo Musetti will face the Greek player in the 1st match.

Rafael Nadal:

Nadal is the king of the clay court, winning it 13 times. It’s the record for winning a major title so many times. He’s also the highest Grand Slam title winner male in the world after winning his 21st trophy. Still, he’s not the clear favorite which is a fantastic event. He currently ranks 5th in the ATP World ranking. This will mean nothing to the ‘El Matador’; however, his recent outings are far from convincing. He lost to Denis Shapalov in the 3rd round of the Rome Masters. Recurring foot tissue injuries suffer him a lot. Apart from everything, he has a tough draw.

Players to Watch in the Roland Garros 2022
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Novak, Nadal, and Alcaraz all fall on the same side, resulting in a possible quarter-final tie against Novak and the last four against Alcaraz if he reaches that far. Another possibility is Stanislaus Wawrinka in the 2nd round, which will give the Spanish fighter the chance to win the French Open for the 14th time. Anyway, he’s a fighter who fights to the last, and no one should rule him out from his loving ground. Nadal is going to face Australian Jordan Thompson in his first match. He is the most favorite contender of the Roland Garros 2022.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia:

Alcaraz is another Spanish in the contention and maybe the most exciting one. The 19-year-old superstar caught everyone’s eye with his dazzling display on the pitch. The teenager won 2 1000 Masters this season. One is on the hardcourt of Miami, and another one is on the clay court in Madrid. He made history there, which hasn’t been done by anyone before, by defeating both Rafael Nadal and Novak

Players to Watch in the Roland Garros 2022
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Djokovic in that competition. His record this year is 28-3, which is an impressive one, and he has an experienced coach in Juan Carlos Ferrero, who won the same tournament in 2003. He will surely instill some spells in the ear of his prodigious disciple. However, his tender age might not help him win all 7 matches. Winning 21 sets might be too demanding for him, yet no one knows what will happen, and this is the stage for superstars to be born. He is waiting for a qualified player to face in his 1st match.

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