French Open 2021: From Casper Ruud to Denis Shapovalov, 5 under 20 ATP Next Gen stars to watch out for

French Open 2021: 5 under 20 ATP Next Gen stars to watch out for; Casper Ruud, Denis Shapovalov, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev
French Open 2021: 5 under 20 ATP Next Gen stars to watch out for; Casper Ruud, Denis Shapovalov, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev

French Open 2021: 5 under 20 ATP Next Gen stars to watch out for- The much-awaited French Open 2021 is all set to kick off in Paris on June 30. The tournament will feature some big names in the year’s Grand Slam. They are Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev. But here we are going to discuss the other big names in men’s tennis. They are Alexander Zverev, Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev, Denis Shapovalov, and Matteo Berrettini. All of these under 20 ATP players will be aiming for their first French Open title at Roland Garros 2021.

French Open 2021: From Casper Ruud to Denis Shapovalov, 5 under 20 ATP Next Gen stars to watch out for

Casper Ruud (16)

The Norwegian is coming on the back of a title victory in the Geneva Open. He defeated the likes of Denis Shapovalov, Pablo Andujar to win the silverware. The 22-year-old is the first Norwegian to win an ATP title and reach the semifinals of ATO Tour Masters 1000. He is currently ranked 16th in ATP’s latest rankings. His best in French Open is reaching the third round (twice- in 2019 and 2020). This time he will be aiming for an improved show and qualification to the knockout stages.

Alexander Zverev (6)

Sixth-ranked Alexander Zverev recently won the Madrid Open 2021. In his previous, he defeated Kei Nishikori, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, among others. The German professional had reached the finals of the US Open last year. He will be aiming for the title and stun the likes of the big three in men’s singles at French Open 2021. Zverev has won 15 ATP titles in singles.

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French Open 2021: From Casper Ruud to Denis Shapovalov, 5 under 20 ATP Next Gen stars to watch out for

Denis Shapovalov (14)

The Canadian professional has defeated French Open defending champion Rafael Nadal. He has reached the final of 2019 Paris Masters, and semi-finals of the 2018 Madrid Open, 2019 Miami Open and 2020 Italian Open. He has previously reached the second round of the French Open (twice in 2018 and 2020)

Andrey Rublev (7)

The Russian broke into the top 10 of the ATP rankings in 2020. He has played the quarterfinals of three big grand slams, including US Open. He had reached the quarterfinal of the French Open last year. He can stun big stars at Roland Garros in his bid to climb in top 5 of the ATP rankings. He has defeated the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Matteo Berrettini (9)

Matteo Berrettini has reached the 3rd round of the French Open twice (in 2018 and 2020). He will aim to reach the semifinals at the Roland Garros 2021.

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