If you love tennis, you love Roland Garros. The Paris Grand Slam is the only one played on clay or clay courts and has been dominated by Rafa Nadal’s golden touch for the past 17 years.
While the tournament started last Monday with the qualifying week for wildcard players or those ranked outside the top spots in the ATP rankings (the classic world No. 180 hoping to try their luck), today, Monday, May 29th, the dance on the clay begins.
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Rafa Nadal has announced his withdrawal from the tennis courts for at least six months to focus on his recovery. This means that the Balearic tennis player will not be able to participate in the tournament for the first time in over 17 years.
No one has ever won as many Roland Garros titles as Rafa Nadal. In fact, no player in history has won the same Grand Slam as many times as Rafa Nadal. Not Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, nor Roger Federer at Wimbledon.
For this reason, this tournament is more open than ever. However, shining brighter than any other star, Carlos Alcaraz begins his journey at Roland Garros today with the goal of capturing his second Grand Slam title… and his first Coupe des Mousquetaires.
- Monday, May 29th, at 2:45 PM, first round: Carlos Alcaraz vs Favio Cobolli.
Cobolli, at 21 years old and ranked 159th, has four ATP victories outside of ITF and Challenger tournaments. However, none of those wins come from Grand Slam matches.
If all goes well, Carlos Alcaraz will play every two days until Sunday, June 11th, the day of the Roland Garros final. Will we have a Spanish winner?
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