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Djokovic is dreaming of a historic title, and Anas Jafar is the Arabs’ hope in the tournament


The doors of tennis history are open to you Novak Djokovic, if he wins his 23rd title, it will be the record at the major tournaments during the Roland Garros tournament in Paris. However, the veteran Serbian will not be the first contender to win the title, suffering from an elbow injury after losing three clay court matches in the quarter-finals this season.

And Djokovic seems fully aware that he has a chance to break his partnership with crowned rival Nadal. 22 Grand Slam once.

Djokovic, twice crowned in Paris, has lost eight of his ten duels with Nadal at Roland Garros in the absence of the then-crowned Spaniard. 14 A record time in Paris for the current edition of the failure to recover from the groin injury he suffered at the Australian Championships.

Additionally, and in the event that there are no surprises, Djokovic and Alcaraz will meet in the semifinals after they fall into the same half of the draw, with the Serbian coming of age. 36 In the quarter finals he will meet the strong Russian player Andrey Rublev.

On the other hand, Spain’s Carlos Algarz was crowned in Barcelona and Madrid, en route to regaining the top spot in the world rankings from “Noli”.

As for Russian Daniil Medvedev, after winning his first title last week in the Italian capital of Rome, he finished second.

And young Alcarez said (20 age) on Friday “I was saddened to know that Rafa was absent. I always wanted to see the best players participating in tournaments.”

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The second half of the draw looks open to all possibilities with Medvedev.

The Russian lost four times in the first round before advancing to the quarterfinals 2021“I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself… but what happened in Rome was amazing, especially beating so many great players.”

For his part, young Dane Holker Rohne, who made a surprise run to the quarter-finals last year, could meet Norway’s Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals for a repeat of their heated clash before. 12 months.

Rudd lost to Nadal in the final, then lost in the Flushing Meadows final against Algarez. However, the world number four has suffered this season, content with reaching the quarter-finals twice in the tournament 10 Courses taken.

Among the candidates was Greek Stephanos Tsitsipas, who lost in the final 2021 After going two sets ahead of Djokovic, he has not won a title this season, his longest streak. 2018.

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For the women, the competition is logically limited to the Polish trio of defending champion Ika Schwintek, Australian champion Arina Sabalenka of Belarus and Kazakh Elina Rybakina.

The trio have won the last four major trophies and between them have appeared in at least one final in each of the 1,000 matches this season.

This and the fact that Sivontek, who will be twenty-two at the time of the tournament, will be a strong candidate to win a third title at Roland Garros and become the first woman since Belgium’s Justine Enen to successfully defend her title. 2007.

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The Polish star withdrew from the Rome quarter-final against Rybakina with a hamstring injury, but she trained at Roland Garros on Wednesday and she said, “Fortunately, nothing major happened, so I got a few days (to rest). .”

“I’m still recovering from my hamstring injury, but I’ll be ready for the first round,” he added.

As for fourth-ranked Rybakina, she was crowned in Rome and Indian Wells and could face Chiventek in the semifinals. “If I can always do what you can’t, I can beat anyone.”

As for Sabalenka, who won her first major when she was crowned in Melbourne earlier this year, she failed to get past the third round in Paris despite reaching at least the semi-finals in three other majors.

Candidates for advanced roles include Tunisian player Anas Jaber, the tournament’s only Arab hope, American Coco Goff, last year’s runner-up, and American Jessica Pegula, ranked third in the world.

France 24/AFP

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