French tennis star Richard Gasquet says Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem are the three top favorites for the French Open title but he believes either Djokovic or Nadal will make it all the way at Roland Garros this year.
Nadal, a record 12-time French Open champion, is aiming to win a fourth consecutive French Open title, while 17-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic is aiming to bounce back from his US Open disappointment and win his second Major title of the season.
Meanwhile, back-to-back French Open runner-up Thiem is aiming to finally win it all at Roland Garros -- just two weeks after capturing his maiden Grand title at the US Open. "Djokovic comes in with lots of wins, even with happened at the US Open, Thiem too.
And Nadal's there all the time. It's open for the three of them. Djokovic can win, Nadal can win. Personally, Djokovic and Nadal are the two favorites. So, surely one of them will win. But to say who will win -- nobody can say, it's too complicated.
They are two exceptional players," Gasquet said, per Ravi Ubha.
Gasquet thinks Roberto Bautista Agut can compete against Djokovic
Gasquet, a former world No. 7, finished his French Open campaign early as he was handed a straight-set defeat by world No.
10 Bautista Agut. After the match, Gasquet spoke highly of Bautista Agut's game on clay as he claimed that the Spaniard would stand a chance in a potential matchup against world No. 1 Djokovic. "Whatever happens from the first point to the last point of the match, whether it's 2, 3 or 4 hours, he'll be at his best.
He's really fit, hugely fit. He runs all over the place and makes very few errors -- right to left. He can outplay Djokovic with consistency. He always maintains the rhythm every time... He hits hard and hardly makes errors," Gasquet said of Bautista Agut.
"He's a very intelligent player. He's a very, very solid player. Impressive but he doesn't make many errors. He has a very good forehand. He's really strong, but in terms of charisma, he probably not Kyrgios but he has an incredible game.
He never makes a mistake and you know it's going to be a really tough match. That's why he has now been in the top-10 for such a long time."