2015 Roland Garros draw: Novak vs Nieminen in R1

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Singles draw has been made for the second Grand Slam of the season, the Roland Garros, taking place in Paris, from May 24 to June 7, 2015.

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.1 and top seed Novak Djokovic will open his campaign against no.86-ranked Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) on Tuesday. It will be their fifth career meeting (4-1).

The eight-time Major champion might face either Gilles Muller (LUX) or Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) in the second round.

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

3rd round: Bernard Tomic (AUS, 27)
4th round: Kevin Anderson (RSA, 15), Richard Gasquet (FRA, 20)
Quarter-finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 6), Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 10)
Semi-finals: Andy Murray (GBR, 3), David Ferrer (ESP, 7)
Finals: Roger Federer (SUI, 2), Tomas Berdych (CZE, 4), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 5), Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 8)

The Roland Garros is the only Major trophy Djokovic still hasn’t won. Should he succeed, he would join an elite group of eight players in completing the career Grand Slam.

It will be Novak’s 11th appearance on Parisian clay (42-10 record).

Last year, the Belgrade native fell to the nine-time titlist and defending champion Rafael Nadal, 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 4-6, in his second Roland Garros final.

Photo: AP

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