Finally here we are the Roland Garros 2020 draws First thing to say: Dominic Thiem went to occupy bottom-half, the one of Rafael Nadal. Here: this, without a doubt, the most significant verdict of the draw ballot. Novak Djokovic fishes well, indeed very well, with Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the same quarter.
Quite complicated situation for Italian tennis, with Jannik Sinner on a collision course with David Goffin. Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini could be the first quarter, that of Novak Djokovic, we also find Matteo Berrettini, who probably did not sneak into the best of all the available round of 16.
Pablo Carreno Busta, fresh from the semifinal in the Flushing Meadows bubble, could represent a problem, if only when the bowls are still. Berrettini will play his first round with Vasek Pospisil and he could find one between Alexei Popyrin and Lloyd Harris in the second round.
In the background of the third Jan Lennard Struff and Frances Tiafoe. In a very crowded portion of the draw there is also Salvatore Caruso, drawn against Guido Pella. In short, Djokovic up to the quarters could find the roadway completely wide open.
Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas could be the second slice of the draw, which is also one of the most fascinating. Stefanos Tsitsipas could find Denis Shapovalov in the round of 16, while Daniil Medvedev could find Andrey Rublev in the same spot.
The Bottom-Half challenges
Dominic Thiem vs Diego Schwartzman, or Thiem vs Marin Cilic and Wawrinka vs Andy Murray in the first round? Well yes. The Austrian tennis player - fresh from the victory in the Flushing Meadows bubble and a two-time finalist on the Roland Garros clay-courts - could have an easy life until the round of 16.
At that point it will depend on Wawrinka, who in Rome did not appear in perfect condition. Diego Schwartzman also fishes well, but in Rome he reached the first ATP Masters 1000 final of his career. With this Gael Monfils, who could face Lorenzo Sonego in the second round, the road could really open wide.
Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev: tast portion of the draw with Rafael Nadal, as usual. Egor Gerasimov, Mackenzie McDonald, Kei Nishikori or Daniel Evans. These should be the first opponents of the Spanish champion who could then find one between Fabio Fognini and John Isner in the second round.
Here: in the same part of the draw there is a qualifier for Andreas Seppi and David Goffin for Jannik Sinner. Unlucky after the draw with Karen Khachanov in Flushing Meadows. For Alexander Zverev, if only on paper, the problems up to the quarters should be very few.