Rafael Nadal is going for a tenth title at Roland Garros. In the open era, no player — man or woman — has ever won ten trophies at a single Grand Slam event. Let’s see will Rafa make history in Paris again!
The Roland Garros draw is out. Rafa will play in the first round against Australian Sam Groth.
Our champion, who has a 70-2 record on Parisian clay courts, was drawn in the same quarter as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and the same half as Novak Djokovic. His potential final opponents include Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka.
Rafa’s possible obstacle course to La Decima:
- Round 1: Sam Groth
- Round 2: Facundo Bagins
- Round 3: Fabio Fognini
- Round 4: Dominic Thiem
- Quarter Final: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- Semi Final: Novak Djokovic
- Final: Andy Murray
Roland Garros 2016 projected men’s singles quarterfinals:
- Djokovic vs Berdych
- Nadal vs Tsonga
- Wawrinka vs Raonic
- Murray vs Nishikori
Rafa is 15-2 on clay in Europe this year, winning titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Despite he lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals in Rome in two close sets, he played his best match on any surface since winning the French Open in 2014.
All the best of luck in the world to you, Rafa!