For some weeks now, the ATP Tour has been in full swing.
From the Italian Open to the Madrid Masters, tennis players have been in action all over the world, preparing for the big one, the French Open.
It’s the second Grand Slam of the year, this time on a clay court.
The French Open (also called Roland-Garros) will be featuring the biggest names in the world of tennis. And as we look forward to all the action coming up in the next couple of days, here are some things you need to make money from the competition while enjoying the action:
Rafa Nadal domination
You’ve probably heard that Nadal is the king of the clay court. Going into this year’s edition of the French, no statement is truer. Since bursting onto the Roland-Garros scene with a win in 2005, the Spaniard has gone on to win 10 French Open trophies (out of the last 13).
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Ironically, the Male Singles’ category has been dominated by Spanish tennis players, who have won it 16 times between themselves. Sounds like everything is set for another Rafa Nadal win in France. In the Female Singles’ category,
The queen is back!
Even though the organizers refused to seed her, the fact is simple: Serena Willams will be competing in this year’s Roland-Garros. Whatever the reason is, there’s set to be a huge shake-up in the WTA category of the competition, with the 23-time major winner set to compete.
There are a lot factors that will decide how far she will go. Is she match fit? Is she ready to play top-level tennis? All these and many more will be answered in her first game of the tournament against Kristyna Pliskova.
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The other favorites
While we’ve mentioned Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams, which other players can go all the way and win this year’s French Open?
First on the list in the Male category is the man identified by many as Nadal’s biggest threat, Alexander Zverev. He may be only 21-year-old but the German is the leading player on the ATP Tour this year, having won 30 matches and claimed clay-court titles in Munich and Madrid.
Then there’s Novak Djokovic, who is now ranked 22nd in the world but has at some point in his career been dominant.
There’s also Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem (the one man to have beaten Rafael Nadal on clay in the past two years) and Stan Wawrinka (won the competition in 2015).
In the Female singles category, there’s world number one, Simona Halep who is the leading player on the WTA Tour this year. Another name is Caroline Wozniacki who won her first Grand Slam title with victory over Halep at the Australian Open in January.
Maria Sharapova (a two-time Roland-Garros champ) will be making a first appearance at a Grand Slam after a 15-month doping ban. Making up the rest of the list, we have Elina Svitolina, Jelena Ostapenko and Garbine Muguruza (who won the competition in 2016).
Which of these players will you be looking out for in the next two weeks (27th May – 10th June)?
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