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French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal Vs Novak Djokovic in the Semis!

Rafael Nadal Vs Novak Djokovic

The second Grand Slam is set to get underway in a couple of days as the Roland Garros draw has come out. Yet again it could be Rafael Nadal Vs Novak Djokovic in the Semi-finals of the French Open.

We take a look at how the draw has shaped up!

Andy Murray

Andy Murray returning a serve, a term used in the tenWorld No.1 Murray arrives in Paris with a sub-standard 4-4 match record on the clay this season, passing the Second Round just once when he reached the semi-finals in Barcelona.

The Scot opens against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov and is projected to face Third Seed and 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the Semi-Finals. He also has a very tricky Third Round with 13th seed Tomas Berdych or Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.

Japanese Eighth Seed Kei Nishikori or rising younster Alexander Zverev would be Murray’s likely quarter-final opponent.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic smacking a forehandDjokjovic will open his title defence against Marcel Granollers, who reached the fourth round last year.

The Second Seed Serbian could also meet the in-form Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals, the man he defeated in last year’s semi-finals.

Top-ranked Frenchman Lucas Pouille or in-form Spanish lefty Albert Ramos-Vinolas are his likely opponents in the Fourth Round.

 

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal smacks a forehand winner

Nadal will need to launch his bid for a 10th Roland Garros crown against local boy Benoit Paire.

The Fourth Seed could take on his 17th Seed fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut or 14th Seed American Jack Sock in the Fourth Round.

He could face No.5 seed Canadian Milos Raonic as his last 8 opponent.

Potential French Open 2017 quarter-final draw (if seeds win through)

Top half

Andy Murray v Kei Nishikori

Stanislas Wawrinka v Marin Cilic

Bottom half

Milos Raonic v Rafael Nadal

Dominic Thiem v Novak Djokovic

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