Roland Garros 2023: who can have the riskiest draw?
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 5709
There are just a few days left for the much awaited start of the Roland Garros. The curtain is about to open on the second Grand Slam of 2023, which will close the season on clay for the Bigs. There are many suitors who will want to be great protagonists in Paris, seen by 14-time tournament winner Rafael Nadal.
Carlos Alcaraz will lead the seeding, followed by Daniil Medvedev. Novak Djokovic has been overtaken in the standings and will be number 3 in France. The Serbian will therefore have to face either the Spanish or the Russian in the semifinals.
In short, meeting Nole in the best of three sets is tough for everyone, so it will be tough for the Spanish and the Russian as well. The Serbian himself will have a scoreboard with possible pitfalls. Jannik Sinner will be the eighth seed and will avoid the best until at least the quarterfinals.
In the round of 16, the South Tyrolean is already sure of meeting one of Fritz, Auger-Aliassime, Khachanov and Tiafoe. Then the pitfalls and the difficulty coefficient of each game will rise significantly. The Italian will have to be in great shape and demonstrate a high level of play to think of obtaining a solid result, which could perhaps be the first Grand Slam semifinal of his career.
Even in women's singles there will be surprises. With Iga Swiatek that she will have to defend herself from the attacks of Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina, but also of many other suitors. It will be a particularly balanced edition, where there may be pitfalls and surprises.
The current situation
Here are the current top seeds in the women and men's main draws, which would be confirmed if there were no further retirements among the top 32 players.
Alex de Minaur
Roberto Bautista Agut
Botic van de Zandschulp
Alexander Davidovich Fokina
Bernabe Zapata Miralles
Beatriz Haddad Maia