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2024 French Open Men’s Favourites

French Open which is the second Grand slam of the year resumes on the 20th of May in France. 

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French Open which is the second Grand slam of the year resumes on the 20th of May in France. There have been a lot of talks regarding the most successful player in the event, Rafael Nadal, whether he will participate in this year’s tournament or not. After battling with the injuries that have kept me out of the tennis court for most of this season, Nadal made a comeback in the Italian Open but crashed out early. Let’s take a look at some favorites to win the French Open this year.

Novak Djokovic

So much was expected of Novak Djokovic this year after last year’s incredible performance on the court which delivered three Grand Slam titles including the French Open. The 36-year-old Serbian international has not reached the form he is better known for. He started the year by failing to defend the Australian Open crown losing in the semi-finals to the eventual winner Jannik Sinner. Then he further lost to Luca Nardi in the Indian Wells round of 32. During the Monte Carlo Masters, Casper Ruud stood in his way in the semi-finals. Then in the ongoing Italian Open, he suffered a shocking loss at the hands of Alejandro Tabilo of Chile. Despite the seeming loss of his form, Djokovic will be still a huge favorite to reign supreme in France.

Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner is having a wonderful year and is delivering a classic performance on the court. The World No 2 player has already won a Grand Slam claiming an Australian Open title in January. The Italian star player went on to win in Rotterdam and Miami. But the hip injury of late has forced him to skip other events to be fit for the French Open. He remains doubtful to play in the event but if he ends up participating would be a dangerous contender to claim another major trophy. 

Rafael Nadal

They don’t call him, ” King of Clay” for nothing. Over the years, Rafael Nadal has cemented his status as probably the greatest tennis clay player of all time. Nadal is untouchable on the surface and is the most successful player in French Open history with 14 titles under his name. Despite battling with the Injuries off late, his presence in the tournament which he has made his over the years makes him a player to look out to. The 37-year-old Spaniard will be making his final appearance in the event as he is set to retire at the end of the season. So, no doubt, he would want to bow out with respect.

Daniil Medvedev

Heading to any Grand Slam throughout the year, Daniil Medvedev is always up there among the favorites to win it. After coming agonizing close in claiming the Australian Open where he was two sets up, Medvedev will be carrying those scars of Melbourne when arriving at the French Open to seek a victory. This year is riding on a superb form with 22 victories in total. He might be not a clay fan but his good improvement lately indicates a man to fear in the upcoming event. 

Carlos Alcaraz

Predicted to dominate the tennis game in the next decade, Carlos Alcaraz has shown great talent and wonderful skills on the tennis court. The 21-year-old Alcaraz has got fans comparing him to legendary Rafael Nadal. The way he has announced himself to the tennis community, there is no doubt that the future looks bright for him. But this year, things are not going his way as he is battling with an arm injury. He has been declared fit and ready to take part in the French Open and will be desperate to deliver. 

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