Saturday, June 25, 2022

French Open 2022 Draw: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in same half of French Open draw

- Advertisement -

French Open 2022 Draw: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in same half of French Open draw- Defending champion Novak Djokovic, 13-time winner Rafael Nadal and new teenage star Carlos Alcaraz were drawn in the same half of the French Open on Thursday. Follow French Open updates on InsideSport.IN

World number one Djokovic and Nadal, ranked five, are seeded to meet as early as the quarter-finals.

French Open 2022 Draw: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in same half of French Open draw

Also read: French Open 2022 Draws LIVE: French Open draws released, Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal in same half, Swiatek to face qualifier in first round

Alcaraz, 19, is bidding to become just the eighth teenager to win a Grand Slam men’s title.

He could face either Djokovic or Nadal, who holds a record 21 majors, in the semi-finals in a top-heavy draw for the second Grand Slam of the season.

French Open 2022 Draw: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in same half of French Open draw
French Open 2022 Draw: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in same half of French Open draw

“I am very motivated to play my best tennis,” said two-time French Open champion and 20-time major winner Djokovic.

“In Paris, I always play very strong. Last year, it was the toughest major that I had won.”

Djokovic had to twice come from two sets down last year to beat Lorenzo Musetti in the last-16 and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final having also beaten Nadal from a set behind in a bruising semi-final.

“Musetti, Rafa, Tsitsipas — every match lasted more than three hours, a lot of sets. It was exhausting but I loved the outcome.”

French Open 2022 Draw: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in same half of French Open draw

Follow InsideSport on GOOGLE NEWS

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -