Nadal vs Djokovic Showdown: Will They Meet in the First Round at Roland-Garros?


Tennis: He announces a Nadal-Djokovic at Roland-Garros!

Published on April 19, 2024 at 6:50 p.m.

Holder of a Master’s degree in sports journalism, I fell in love with tennis since childhood and have always loved reading the great stories of this sport. Today, I want to tell them about them, take full advantage of my passion and be as close as possible to the aces of the circuit.

Back in business for Barcelona, ​​Rafael Nadal could not go further than the second round, completely overtaken by Alex de Minaur. The Spaniard seemed to be struggling physically but playing again will certainly help him feel better prepared for the next edition of Roland-Garros. Having fallen very far in the rankings, it seems difficult to see the Spanish champion return to seeded status for the Parisian Grand Slam, which means that he will not be protected at all during the draw.

Because of his injuries, Rafael Nadal had to take a long absence from the circuit and inevitably, he fell very far down in the rankings. If he can use his protected ranking to enter the main draw of the tournaments, he can no longer be seeded for the moment and he is notably obliged to play a first round in Masters 1000 notably. In Grand Slamhe could fall to anyone in the first round, including Novak Djokovic!

An incredible duel in the first round?

The draw was sometimes surprising. But after all, this duel is as likely as all the others. Indeed, in the first round of Roland-Garros in a little over a month, Rafael Nadal could come across Novak Djokovic entry, which would be an exceptional event. “We could potentially have a Rafa‐Novak first round at Roland‐Garros” exclaims Andy Roddick in his podcast who, like everyone, would very much like to witness a 60th duel between the two.

An opponent that no one wants

Rafael Nadal is not in his best form and is unlikely to play his best tennis at Roland-Garros. But the Spaniard showed that his tennis is still there and with time remaining, perhaps he will find the secret that only he holds. Beware of whoever falls on him in the first round of Roland-Garros because it will be a real trap. “And I can tell you that if I was one of the top seeds, the one I wouldn’t want to face in the first round, if he’s floating in the draw, he’s a guy who’s won this tournament 14 times » concludes Roddick.

One last fight?

In his statements in recent days, Rafael Nadal gives the impression that he will give everything for the tournament that matters most in his career. At almost 38 years old, the Mallorcan is ready to take risks to say goodbye to the world of tennis one last time. It would obviously be a great moment if he managed to play hard against a strong opponent, even if it meant losing after putting up a good fight.

2024-04-19 16:50:00
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