Madrid Open 2017: Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic

The second slam of the court game season slides into action on the mineral courts of Roland Garros. The French Open is one in every of the foremost picturesque tournaments on the Tour, because the world’s best players contend to elevate the celebrated trophies in Paris on the weekend of 10/11 June. The qualifying draw for Roland Garros can crop up on could 21, with matches commencing each day later.

Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza were hailed champions within the singles last year, however who can reign supreme in 2017? Few are trying past nine-time champion Rafael Nadal to clinch the ‘Decima’ of titles. He’s already stormed to 3 consecutive clay titles in town, urban center and Madrid. Petra Kvitova says she features a “chance” of creating a shock come back from a career-threatening hand injury at the French Open next month. The Czech suffered injury to tendons and nerves in her paw when she was injured by an entrant at her place Prostejov in December. The 27-year-old was ab initio expected to be out for a minimum of six months. But on Monday the wander Wimbledon champion declared that she has submitted her entry for Roland Garros. In a post on her Instagram page, she said: “My name can seem on the entry list for Roland Garros tomorrow as a result of, because the entry point approached, I had created sensible progress in my recovery method and that I need to administer myself all chance to be able to contend at one in every of my favorite events.

Madrid Open 2017

“This sadly doesn’t mean essentially that I’ll be able to play in Paris, however that I am doing everything doable to administer myself the possibility and keep a positive mental attitude.” The French Open begins on 28 could. With regnant champion Novak Djokovic and World No. one Andy Murray troubled for kind, Nadal has got to be the favorite. Particularly when Australian Open champion Roger Federer declared he won’t feature in Paris. Over to the women’s facet and far of the hoopla surrounds Maria Sharapova’s moot come back to the WTA Tour. The Russian, 2012 and 2014 champion at Roland Garros, is back on court following a 15-month doping suspension. However, the thirty year previous would require a wild card into the event thanks to her ranking plummeting to presently stand at World No. 211. Perennial favorite Serena Williams is out as a result of she is pregnant, that the agreement is that the draw are terribly open on the Parisian red dirt. Britain’s World No. six Johanna Kenta, who exited the French Open at the primary hurdle in 2015 and 2016, is in fine kind and will build a deep run.