Here the Men's Draw of the Roland Garros 2022. The debate is tightening around Nova Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. To know the conditions of Nadal - who despite everything will try and who in spite of everything cannot fail to be included in the catalog of the very favorites - we will probably have to wait until day-1.
The news is that the Spaniard and the Serbian could face each other in the quarter-finals, just like in 2006 and 2015. After the challenge with Jordan Thompson, the Spanish champion could find an old acquaintance like Stan Wawrinka.
Hypothetical third round with Fabio Fognini, who still has Alexei Popyrin and a qualifier on the road. As for the world number one - on a collision course with Yoshito Nishioka - the problems could only really arise at the foot of the quarter-finals with Diego Schwartzman.
In the upper part also Alexander Zverev and Alcaraz. On the Spaniard's side, in the second segment of the scoreboard, there is only the unknown factor Thiem, who in the season (at least since his return) has not yet won a match.
Mischa Zverev, Alexander's older brother, expressed his thoughts on Djokovic's last weeks on Eurosport Germany's podcast Das Gelbe vom Ball: "In Monte Carlo he didn't play well and lost on his debut.
Before the tournament he trained with my brother Sascha and seemed slower than usual. His shots were also not centered. Normally you don't see the best players on the field when they lose in the early rounds. Djokovic, on the other hand, was on the last field of the tournament training two days after the defeat.
And on that occasion one felt his hunger, his desire to improve and overcome this moment. He had only one goal in mind: to improve his form. He really knows his body and his game like no other tennis player. He is now back in shape and has shown it impressively.
He has fun. Reaching a thousand victories in the major circuit is an incredible achievement. His mental strength, especially in best-of-five matches, is impressive. All this, combined with the fact that he hasn't played many games this year, makes him even more dangerous for the others.
i Carlos Alcaraz? He is very similar to his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero. Juan is a very private and respectful person. I think the same goes for Alcaraz. He plays incredible tennis: he always tries to attack and get the point with his strength.
He can play a winner with any shot. Stopping for two weeks before competing in the best of five sets is very risky. He requires a lot of energy and I'm curious to see if he will have the necessary strength and consistency. From this point of view, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are much superior to him. "