There was a lot of expectation to know where Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz would end up. If together, if opposite… Well, the draw for the men’s draw at Roland Garros 2022 was very tough: The two Spaniards are not only on the same side, they also end up on Novak Djokovic’s side. A very hard and devastating top.. In addition to the top 3 favorites for the title, in fact, there is also Alexander Zverev here. Therefore, Djokovic-Nadal could be a match already in the quarterfinals, just like Zverev-Alcaraz.
It’s much better for the underdogs, No.2-seeded Daniil Medvedev, as well as Andrey Rublev. But above all to the finalist of the last edition Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek finished in the lower part and will debut against Lorenzo Musetti; in the eventual room, on paper, with Ruud. At the bottom are also 4 of the 6 Italians in the main draw. Sinner will challenge a qualified player at the start. Below also Cecchinato-Andújar and Sonego-Gojowczyk. More unlucky in general terms Fabio Fognini, who ends up at the top impossible: the Ligurian will open with Popyrin.
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The first turns of the Italians
- qualified sinner
In the women’s scoreboard, also in this case, the upper part seems the most unbalanced. In fact, the current world No. 1 and Iga Swiatek were drawn here in a streak of 28 consecutive matches. Along with her also Sabalenka, Collins, Badosa and Pliskova. Here, at the top, also 3 of the 4 Italians present: Giorgi-Zhang, Bronzetti-Ostapenko, and Paolini-Begu the blues first round matches. Swiatek, who is aiming for a title already conquered here in 2020, will ultimately have to look at an uncomfortable client in the third round: 25th-seeded Liudmila Samsonova was the only player so far able to unsettle the Pole in this yours. 28-game winning streak. In short, a good match could come out on matchday 3.
The first rounds of the Italians
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