Singles draw has been made for the second Grand Slam event of the season, the Roland Garros, taking place in Paris, from May 26 to June 09.

The French Open first round matches will be played during the first three days of the competition.

Top seed and 2016 champion Novak will open his campaign against Polish rising star Hubert Hurkacz (ATP #43). They have never played before.

The 15-time Major titlist might face Sam Querrey (USA) in the second round.

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

3rd round: Gilles Simon (FRA, 26)
4th round: Borna Coric (CRO, 13), Denis Shapovalov (CAN, 20)
Quarter-finals: Alexander Zverev (GER, 5), Fabio Fognini (ITA, 9), Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 18), Dusan Lajovic (SRB, 30)
Semi-finals: Dominic Thiem (AUT, 4), Juan Martin del Potro (ARG, 8), Karen Kachanov (RUS, 10), Gael Monfils (FRA, 13), Lucas Pouille (FRA, 22), Fernando Verdasco (ESP, 23)…

Finals: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 2), Roger Federer (SUI, 3), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 6), Kei Nishikori (JPN, 7), Marin Cilic (CRO, 11), Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 12)…

It will be Nole’s 15th appearance on Parisian clay (63-13 record).

Novak won his first French Open title in 2016 and completed historic career Grand Slam. His 2018 French Open campaign ended at hands of Marco Cecchinato in the quarter-final (3-6, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7).

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