Rafael Nadal, thirteen times champion, and Novak Djokovic, with a Musketeers Cup in their record and current world number one, they will not be able to repeat the October final at Roland Garros. The draw for the 2021 edition has determined that they go through the same part of the table.
If they meet the predictions, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet in the semifinals as they both go to the top of the table. This coincidence was possible because Spanish is number 3, since Russian Daniil Medvedev he snatched No. 2 from him and closes the current box in Paris.
Roger Federer He also goes along with Nadal and Djokovic, with whom he could be measured in the quarterfinals, if he arrives, since the Swiss has only played three games since his return after the double knee operation and his return to earth resulted in a prompt defeat against Pablo Andújar in Geneva.
Rafa Nadal will debut with the Australian Alexei popyrin, who he beat in two sets at the last Mutua Madrid Open. Next a Frenchman would be measured, Hugo Gaston or Richard Gasquet, to be seen in the third round with the Italian Lorenzo Sonego, semifinalist in Rome. In eighths, the Gaul Gael monfils or italian Jannik Sinner. In quarters, his executioner in Monte Carlo, the Russian Andrey Rublev, who could fight for this position with the Argentine Diego schwartzman.
Novak Djokovic will start against the American Tennys Sandgren, next to the French Lucas Pouille or the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, the French Ugo Humbert, the Belgian David Goffin and the Italian Matteo Berrettini or Roger Federer. A route to Rafa Nadal that is presumed quite comfortable.
Novak Djokovic (Srb / 1) -David Goffin (Bel / 13)
Matteo Berrettini (Ita / 9) -Roger Federer (Sui / 8)
Rafa Nadal (Esp / 3) -Gael Monfils (Fra / 14)
Diego Schwartzman (Arg / 10) -Andrey Rublev (Rus / 7)
Alexander Zverev (Ale / 6) -Roberto Bautista (Esp / 11)
Casper Ruud (Nor / 15) -Dominic Thiem (Aut / 4)
Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre / 5) -Pablo Carreño (Esp / 12)
Grigor Dimitrov (Bul / 14) -Daniil Medvedev (Rus / 2)
At the bottom of the table, an open fight for a place in the final between the Austrian Dominic Thiem and german Alexander Zverev, which could be seen in quarters, and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, with a favorable field in a sector with Medvedev, who will try to open his account of triumphs in the French capital.