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 the table and will not be able to compete. face before the semi-finals, according to the draw made on Thursday.
The other semi-final could oppose the Russian Daniil Medvedev (N.2) and the finalist of last year, the 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.
In the women’s draw, the world No.1 and defending champion, the Polish Iga Swiatek, and the Kazakhstani Elena Rybakina, titled in Rome, are also in the same half. They will not be able to meet before the semi-finals.
The other theoretical semi-final would pit Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (2nd) against American Jessica Pegula (3rd).
Source: Challenges en temps réel : accueil by www.challenges.fr.
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