Roland Garros seedings may ask Rafael Nadal to beat Djokovic AND Murray AND Federer

The Roland Garros Draw is out. Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal will start his French Open defence against Quentin Halys.

Rafa’s possible obstacle course to La Decima:

  • Round 1: Quentin Halys
  • Round 2: Alexandr  Dolgopolov
  • Round 3: Adrian Mannarino
  • Round 4: Grigor Dimitrov
  • QF: Novak Djokovic
  • SF: Andy Murray
  • Final: Roger Federer

Roland Garros 2015 projected men’s singles quarterfinals:

  • Djokovic vs. Nadal
  • Ferrer vs. Murray
  • Nishikori vs. Berdych
  • Wawrinka vs. Federer

Rafa, who is 66-1 at the clay-court major championship, has nine wins in Paris. He is the reigning champion, having beat Novak Djokovic in the 2014 finals. Good luck Rafa!

23 comments

  1. Miriama, your post is ridiculous. First of all, someone on a tennis forum posted stats and it showed that the average ranking of Nadal’s opponents is much lower than Novak’s. Novak gets higher seeded players than all the other top 4 members.

    Saying Novak gets easier draws is wrong, especially when you bring up Rosol, Darcis and Kyrgios. Rosol was ranked 100, Darcis was ranked 135 and Kyrgios was a qualifier. That couldn’t be easier. The fact Nadal lost to them doesn’t mean it was tough. Novak is the only one of Nadal, Federer and Djoker who hasn’t had a really easy final opponent like Ferrer or Berdych, he has always beat top guys like Nadal himself. Saying qualifiers are hard for Nadal and guys like Tsonga are easy for Djoker is insulting Nadal.

    If Nadal played ball boys and Djoker played the other top 4 members in a row you would say Nadal had a tough draw and Djoker had a cakewalk. It’s ridiculous.

  2. VAAAMOOOS RAAAAFAAA, U WILL DO AGAIN!!! Millions of Rafans can’t be wrong! We all know u are gong to bite the trophy at the end – it will be your birthday present AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

  3. This year’s French 2015 is for one n only Roger Federer hope he viL rock the court this year….

  4. I believe Rafa will be a beast at RG and God will be on his side for all the disrespect the press and Patric Mac, Chrissy,Jim disrespected a wonderful champion who has won 9 times here ! Sad and disappointing to hear all these negative comments and predictions ! as if Joker already won and Rafa beat him last year ! Come on Rafa we are all behind you you can win !this !

    • Chandra…Nice and simple and I like that you think GOD is on his side, for all the disrespect shown by so many the Media and so on,,I hope he is too, yes Rafa beat him last year, and he wasn’t showing good form then …….I too would like to see him win mostly because most think he can’t…….vamos Rafa and good luck from all your fans

  5. THIS DRAW IS DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE NADAL FROM THE CHAMPION SHIP MATCH. BUT I HOPE HE SURPRISES YOU ALL EXCEPT FOR US WHO HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR NADAL. I DO BELIEVE HE WILL DO WELL, AS HE IS THE REIGNING MONARCH OF ROLAND GAROS. GOD LUCA MY RAFA , YOU ARE ALWAYS MY STAR! D ODESSA KAYE

    • Yes Odessa well said, plain and simple IT HAS BEEN RIGGED to make sure that RAFA does not WIN this tournament again……I have a feeling that WIMBLEDON does the same thing, that’s why RAFA has exited early for the last 3 years, he has had a few upsetters in his draw like LUKE ROSOL whom he got again last year, and STEVE DARCIS and then NICK KYRGIOS…..I just wish NOVAK could get a few upsetters too, maybe KYRGIOS too, but he always gets a CAKE WALK through to the final, he has had NIEMENIN AND MULLER before, so let’s CHEER OUR HEARTS out for RAFA to win again in form or not…….SILENCE ALL THE CRITICS…and the knockers for good…

  6. Hahahaha
    Nole luckyly meets Nadal before Murray or Federer. Nadal, at the moment, the weak among all big 4. Best luck for Nole 😊

  7. No, no, noooo… Well, if Rafa does not win the La Decima this year, he can certainly achieve it next year when he’d be 100% fit as a fiddle.

    I really think it’s Djokovic’s time to shine and that explains why everything has been going on well for him. I mean he has been lucky with his health, no injuries at all, and has the No 1 player the draws are bound to always favoyur him.

    It’s Djokovic for the title. guys. Our champion will come back next year to reclaim it.

  8. Dear Rafa: Think hard about how you need to play in order to win matches. If you realize how you must execute your game, than you WILL lift the 2015 French Open trophy. I know that you can and will do it. I think that it is meant for you to win it this year. I really do Rafa. How I wish that I could make you read this post and all of these posts. Believe in yourself. Don’t ever tell yourself that any one player is better or smarter than you. YOU CAN DO IT. God Bless you Rafa, Good health, good feelings on court, and great confidence will make you the Victor this year. Love, Marylynn

  9. The French and its draw (?) have not treated this champion with the respect he merits! Besides not seeding him higher a la Wimbledon; they have the 1 vs. 6 in quarterfinals. Help me out here, should not it be 1vs8; 2vs7; 3vs6, if chalk holds? How is this configured?

  10. Well, Rafa has always loved a challenge, and believed that suffering makes you stronger. He has certainly got that, and more, ahead of him. Here’s hoping he doesn’t push himself too hard ahead of time and can channel his inner bull and self-belief. Lately, he seems to have mastered resignation and acceptance, instead. There’s time for that post 30. If anyone can conquer this, it’s our Rafa!!

  11. Rafa, we love you and support you ALWAYS! You can do this, as you ALWAYS do–one ball at the time, one set at the time! We want to see you bite that cup for the TENTH TIME!!!! VAMOS RAFA! You will always be the KING OF OUR HEARTS, as well as the KING OF CLAY!

  12. Yes Rafa at 100% can take the RG tuurnament, so I hope he is fit,has the right mind set,and concentration in tact. Go Rafa noone can beat you when you are at your best.

  13. Per vincere la decima, devi battere tutti prima o dopo, sulla terra di Parigi penso che tu possa vincere. Tanti saluti e fortuna
    FORZA RAFA

  14. Rafael has the ability to defeat them all . Let us just get behind our champion with full support . He is the one who flourished on the big occasion . Vamos Rafaaaaaa

  15. This is a very hard draw! Nole has NO dangerous opponents till the quartet-finals. As always!!

    YOU CAN DO IT RAFA! Vamos!!!

    • IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO ME THAT NOVAK GETS EASIER DRAWS NO NASTY SURPRISES LIKE RAFA…..KYRGIOS. ROSOL, DARCIS, AND SO ON,,,,,,,,FACT OR FICTION……I MEAN RAFA GOT LUKE ROSOL FOR A SECOND TIME AT WIMBLEDON, HE PLAYED FANTASTIC TENNIS BUT STILL WAS BEATEN BY KYRGIOS…..I JUST WISH THAT NOVAK GETS A KYRGIOS NOW AND THEN, THINGS COULD BE DIFFERENT THEN, BUT AS I SAY HIS DRAWS ARE MOSTLY A CAKE WALK….SO IT’S EASIER FOR HIM TO STAY AT NO 1…..BUT HERE’S HOPING RAFA PUTS HIS LIGHTS OUT EARLY BEFORE THE FINALS…..ALL BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH DOUBT AND SPECULATION HE IS PAST HIS BEST…RAFA FANS HAVE FAITH IN HIM TO DO IT AGAIN…..VAMOS RAFA

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