With the end of Australian Open on 1st day of February 2015, all eyes have now set on Roland Garros. Due to slow playing clay surface, French Open is one of the most physically demanding tennis tournament. Though a lot of tennis is yet to be played before the players fly down to Paris in May, its never too early to predict.
While expectations run high on Novak Djokovik and Serena Williams after their successful Australian Open campaigns, the last man to win the Australian and French Open back to back was Jim Courier in 1992, while Jennifer Capriati was the last woman who achieved this feat in 2001. So think again if you are hopeful for the Australian Open champions.
Nadal has been a hot favorite at Rolland Garros court ever since he won his first French Open title in 2005 which was also his debut at Roland Garros. If he is successful once again this time, then it will be his 10th French Open title and 15th overall grand slam title. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (ATP Rank – 28), Gilles Simon (ATP Rank – 19), Gael Monfils (ATP Rank – 20) and Richard Gasquet (ATP Rank 28) are some of the French players to watch out for. These are some very talented names marred by injuries who definitely deserve an under 10 ATP rank. One of them should surely be expected to make a comeback in front of the home crowd. A discussion on men’s tennis can never be complete without a mention of Roger Federer. Though he was highly underrated on the clay court during his prime, age is catching up on him now and it was very evident in the lack of movement during his last two campaigns at Roland Garros.
After an incredible run upto the Australian Open semi finals, Madison Keys will be a player to look for in the women’s section. However, the hot favorite would be none other than the Russian beauty Sharapova. She has made it to the finals in the French Open for the past 3 years and has never lost before semi finals since 2010.
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