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DThese numbers are dizzying. The Roland-Garros match will embrace 899 tennis matches over three weeks (together with {qualifications}), on the 18 courts of the Porte d'Auteuil stadium, in Paris.

Among this myriad of duels, together with 128 oppositions for the primary spherical of the lads's and ladies's singles match, Point has chosen six conferences which are completely price a glance, whereas permitting you to maintain a minimal of free time close by.

Alexander Zverev – Rafael Nadal

This might be THE match that each tennis fan has been speaking about for the reason that draw on May 23. Rafael Nadal, king of the match, adopted by six thousand folks throughout his first coaching session final Monday, may be very possible enjoying his final “Roland” this yr. Undermined by accidents, the native of Mallorca tumbled within the ATP rankings, reaching 276e place.

As a direct outcome, he discovered himself going through the quantity 4 seed of the match, the German large (1.98 m) Alexander Zverev, semi-finalist of the final Australian Open and winner of the Masters 1000 in Rome. But it's a protected wager that the general public might be on the Spaniard's aspect for this primary spherical which guarantees to be explosive.

Ugo Umbert – Lorenzo Sonego

Top seeded tricolor (17e on the ATP), Ugo Umbert didn’t have a lot luck within the draw: he fell on the Italian Lorenzo Sonego (50e on the ATP) who reached the spherical of 16, twice, at Porte d'Auteuil.

Matteo Arnaldi – Arthur Son

The different French seed among the many males, the hopeful Arthur Fils (29e on the ATP) can also be against an Italian, Matteo Arnaldi (36e to ATP). The two gamers met on the Masters 1000 in Miami final March. Arnaldi benefit, for the second.

Stanislas Wawrinka – Andy Murray

It's not the match of legends, however nearly. The Swiss Wawrinka, winner in 2015, faces the Scot Murray, finalist in 2016. At respectively 39 and 37 years previous, the 2 glories provide themselves, like Rafael Nadal, a really possible final lap on the aspect of the Auteuil gate. We might be there !

Caroline Garcia – Eva Lys

She repeated it throughout the Media Day organized Friday at Roland-Garros: Caroline Garcia (ranked 23e on the WTA) “believes in [ses] odds “. The 30-year-old inherits a primary spherical which appears inside her attain in opposition to the German Eva Lys, from qualifying. But it might get sophisticated within the subsequent spherical, as a result of she might meet the American Sofia Kenin, finalist at Roland-Garros in 2020.

Qinwen Zheng – Alizé Cornet

Last lap for Alizé Cornet, too! Former French no 1, she bowed out after the Roland-Garros match to dedicate herself, amongst different issues, to her profession as a novelist. But earlier than taking on the pen, we must carry the racket one final time, in opposition to the Chinese Qinwen Zhang (seeded quantity 8), finalist of the final Australian Open.