Alcaraz and Djokovic could meet in the Roland Garros semifinals

There will be no Alcaraz-Djokovic final at Roland Garros.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
25 May 2023 Thursday 10:34
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Alcaraz and Djokovic could meet in the Roland Garros semifinals

There will be no Alcaraz-Djokovic final at Roland Garros. The Spanish tennis player, the main favorite at Roland Garros after the absence of Rafa Nadal, is on the same side of the table and would meet the Serbian in the semifinals of the tournament. Alcaraz will debut against a player from the previous round and could face Norrie in the round of 16 and Tsitsipás in the quarterfinals before facing a Novak Djokovic with a tough field ahead.

The world number 3 will debut against the American Kovacevic and then he would face Fucsovics before meeting the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich in the third round. In the round of 16 he would face Hurkacz and Rublev in the quarterfinals. A complicated draw for the main contender to complicate things for Alcaraz. For his part, Daniil Medvedev, number 2 in the ranking, would meet the Norwegian Casper Ruud, finalist of the last edition and current number 4, in a hypothetical semifinal.

Among the rest of the Spaniards at Roland Garros, Albert Ramos is the one who has had the worst luck and will debut against the Swiss Stan Wawrinka. Munar will face the Argentine Cerúndolo; Bautista against the Chinese Yibing Wu and Davidovich against Fils, before being able to meet Djokovic in the third round. Roberto Carballés will debut against an opponent from the previous phase or a lucky loser.

These would be, by ranking, the hypothetical quarterfinal pairings:





This will be the first Roland Garros without Rafa Nadal since 2005. The Balearic tennis player has not been able to recover from his physical problems and will not be in a tournament that he has won 14 times, the last in 2021. The 127th edition of Roland Garros will start this Sunday , May 28, and will conclude on June 11, the day on which the final will be held on the Philippe Chatrier court, the central center of the Roland Garros stadium.

In the women's draw, Iga Swiatek will defend the title on clay. Already recovered from her physical discomfort, the Polish will debut against Cristina Bucsa. The Spanish tennis player born in Moldova has not had any luck in the Roland Garros draw and she will have her most difficult debut. Swiatek would face Krejcikova in the round of 16, Coco Gauff in the quarterfinals, and Elena Rybakina in the semifinals. A very hard road if she wants to revalidate the title.

Nor will the first round duel of the Spanish Rebeka Masarova, who will face Coco Gauff, be easy. More placid will be the premiere of Sara Sorribes, who will face off against the French Clara Burel, invited by the tournament organization. Nuria Párrizas, for her part, will play in the first round against a rival from the previous one or a lucky loser.

A tournament that Paula Badosa will miss. The Spanish announced hours before the draw that she has not recovered in time from her problems and she will not be able to be in Paris. "When everything seemed to be fine again, bad news again just before the start of a Grand Slam. At the tournament in Rome I suffered a stress fracture in my spine. It has been very hard news after the start of the year so Difficult with injuries. This will keep me out of competition for a few weeks. Thanks to all of you who are always with me. I will inform you, "Badosa wrote.

According to the ranking, these would be the hypothetical quarterfinals: