In the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of tennis action in France. In the first couple of days, it was all about players qualifying for the main tournament itself. In the days that have followed so far, it’s been all about players winning in straight sets and upsets by the underdogs.
What’s a Grand Slam tournament without surprises? The French Open has given fans more than enough reasons to wonder which name will win. Some of the big names have fallen out already while some usual suspects still maintain their charge towards the final.
As the tournament enters its second week (and the most important one), the competition will be stiffer. Players will now have to make the most of what they have as they battle their way through. As the French Open continues, here are a few names to watch out for:
The next time Jannick plays in this competition, he will be facing off against a renowned world-beater who loves playing tennis in France, Rafael Nadal.
Sinner Jannick, ranked 75th in the world, has already recorded wins over some of the top names in the sport. After eliminating David Goffin in the first round, the Italian went on to register a win over Alexander Zverev in the Round of 16.
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As a reward for all his effort, he will now take on Nadal, who is yet to drop a set so far in this campaign. It’s a tough ask for the teenager and it remains to be seen if he can cross this hurdle.
After a lacklustre showing in America, the Serbian will now be looking to add another Grand Slam title to his title cabinet this month. Just like Nadal, Djokovic has not dropped any set since the tournament began. And, rightly so, he is also one of the favorites to go all the way in this competition.
Ranked fifth in the world, Svitolina is one of the few high-ranking players remaining in the tournament. With the likes of Serena Willams and Victoria Azarenka long gone now, she’s among the favorites to win at Roland Garros this year.
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So far, she has only lost one set, in the four games she has played so far.
Here’s one of the most in-form tennis players in this year’s edition of the competition. She’s one of the few that have yet to drop a set all tournament long. She has now earned herself a spot in the quarter-finals and will be looking to go all the way and be crowned queen of the WTA.
AS the tournament rounds up this week, which of these names do you think will go all the way? Which players will be celebrating a Grand Slam title win? Drop your comments and join the conversation.