French Open 2021 Draw: Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in same half; Check key fixtures to watch out for

French Open 2021 draw: Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in same half; Check key fixtures to watch out for- Tennis' 'Big Three' battle it out
French Open 2021 draw: Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in same half; Check key fixtures to watch out for- Tennis' 'Big Three' battle it out

French Open 2021 Draw: Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in same half; Check key fixtures to watch out for- Tennis’ ‘Big Three’ Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have been drafted in the same half of the French Open 2021. The official website of Roland-Garros declared the draws on Thursday. Nadal had slipped to number three in the ATP world ranking and thus it was likely that he would have to face Djokovic before the final. The 2016 champion Djokovic could face Federer in the quarter-finals. 

French Open 2021 draw: Key fixtures to watch out for

N.Djokovic vs T.Sandgren

L.Musetti vs D.Goffin

R.Nadal vs A.Popyrin

JL.Struff vs A.Rublev

C.Ruud vs B.Paire

P.Andujar vs D.Thiem 

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French Open 2021 draw: Men’s Singles Seeded Players

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal,Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini, Gaël Monfils, Denis Shapovalov, Roberto Bautista Agut, David Goffin, Diego Schwartzman, Andrey Rublev, Fabio Fognini, Karen Khachanov, Stan Wawrinka, Pablo Carreño Busta, Grigor Dimitrov, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Cristian Garín, John Isner, Dušan Lajović, Benoît Paire, Borna Ćorić, Alex de Minaur, Filip Krajinović, Taylor Fritz, Casper Ruud,Hubert Hurkacz, Jan-Lennard Struff, Nikoloz Basilashvili, Dan Evans

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Men’s Wild-Card Players for Main Draw

Andy Murray, Elliot Benchetrit, Hugo Gaston, Quentin Halys, Antoine Hoang, Maxime Janvier, Harold Mayot, Arthur Rinderknetch.

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French Open 2021 to have Night sessions for the first time

From 31st May to 9th June: one match scheduled at 9 pm every day on Philippe-Chatrier

Equipped with a roof since the 2020 tournament, the Philippe-Chatrier court will host night sessions for the first time this year. From 31st May to 9th June, there will be three matches scheduled on Centre Court during the day, from 12 noon, plus a fourth match scheduled to start at 9 pm. Each of the ten-night sessions will feature one of the day’s top-billed matches (men’s or women’s singles)

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Where can I watch French Open live in India?

Indian fans can tune in to Star Sports, while fans in Pan-Asia regions can switch to Fox Sports to watch the French Open live.

French Open 2021 prize money?

“With the prize money awarded at the 2021 tournament, Roland-Garros is continuing to support those players who are going through a difficult time, financially speaking,” stressed Roland-Garros tournament director Guy Forget. “Since we have balanced out the men’s and women’s qualifying draws, the male and female players are now on an equal footing.”

In 2021, the prize money will be “more or less the same as in 2020” with a total prize fund of €34,367,215.

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