2017 Roland Garros draw: Novak vs Granollers in R1

Singles draw has been made for the second Grand Slam of the season, the Roland Garros, taking place in Paris, from May 28 to June 11, 2017.

The French Open first round matches will be played during the first three days of the competition. Main courts are Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen and Court no.1.

World no.2 and defending champion Novak Djokovic will open his campaign against Spaniard Marcel Granollers (H2H 3-0).

The 12-time Major champion might face either Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) or Joao Sousa (POR) in the second round.

Novak’s potential rivals in the later stages of the tournament are:

3rd round: Mischa Zverev (GER, 32)
4th round: Lucas Pouille (FRA, 16), Albert Ramos Vinolas (ESP, 19), Dusan Lajovic (SRB)
Quarter-finals: Dominic Thiem (AUT, 6), David Goffin (BEL, 10), Ivo Karlovic (CRO, 23), Steve Johnson (USA, 25)
Semi-finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 4), Milos Raonic (CAN, 5), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 11), Jack Sock (USA, 14), Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 17)…
Finals: Andy Murray (GBR, 1), Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 3), Marin Cilic (CRO, 7), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 8), Alexander Zverev (GER, 9), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA, 12), Tomas Berdych (CZE, 13), Gael Monfils (FRA, 15)…

It will be Novak’s 13th appearance on Parisian clay (55-11 record).

Djokovic won his first French Open title in 2016 and completed historic career Grand Slam. He outplayed Andy Murray in the epic final (3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4).

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