Roland Garros 2019: How good is Rafael Nadal’s draw?

Singles draw has been made for the second Grand Slam event of the season, the Roland Garros, taking place in Paris, from May 27 to June 10.

Eleven-time champion Rafael Nadal will play in the first round against a qualifier, and then face the winner of qualifier-qualifier.

In the third round, Rafa could meet Belgian David Goffin before a clash with Nikoloz Basilashvili, who he has beaten convincingly in their two clay matches.

The projected quarter-finals set up a match with Kei Nishikori and a semi-final against Roger Federer.

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Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • 1st round: a qualifier
  • 2nd round: a qualifier
  • 3rd round: David Goffin
  • 4th round: Nikoloz Basilashvili or Guido Pella
  • Quarter-final: Kei Nishikori
  • Semi-final: Roger Federer or Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Final: Novak Djokovic

Potential French Open 2019 quarter-final draw (if top seeds win through):

  • Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev
  • Dominic Thiem vs Juan Martin del Potro
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer
  • Kei Nishikori vs Rafael Nadal

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  1. I like goffin the way he play but when he the king of clay I don’t think it matters the GOAT will always come out on top stay healthy n good luck with your wedding Vamos Rafa !

  2. Rafa’s round 2 opponent may be the winner of the Ymer vs Rola match, both qualifiers. Anyone have an update?


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