Rafael Nadal gets most brutal Roland Garros draw you can imagine

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.

From left to right Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 French Open. (Photo by Getty Images)
From left to right Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 French Open. (Photo by Getty Images)

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!

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149 thoughts on “Rafael Nadal gets most brutal Roland Garros draw you can imagine

  1. Mark kugs

    Good luck Rafa! Very tough bracket though Novak will be tough but you have more heart. And Murray is a bum. Just remember Monte Carlo! Vamos Rafa!

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  2. Mark

    Good luck Rafa! It will be great to see you when the 10th at the French very tough bracket though. Novak will be very tough but you have more heart. And Murray is a bum just remember Monte Carlo. Vamos Rafa King of Clay

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  3. Maria

    Oh welll, the weather for tomorrow is looking up , so hopefully all the matches will run on schedule and at least Andy and Rafa will be able to get some practice in before their matches

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    1. Margo

      I am concerned about a revived Stepanek. Had rain not intervened I feel Andy would have won 4th round. By then, Stepanek probably would have been spent.

      RAFA ROCKS

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