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17.05.2017 | Tennis
A new edition of the most famous French tennis tournament is about to start! Only Roger Federer will be absent, as he has decided not to play. All of the world's major players will be in Paris from 22 May.
In the men's table, Novak Djokovic is a favorite, even though Rafael Nadal seems back to his best level after his victories in Madrid, Barcelona and Monte Carlo. The Spaniard will try to win his ... 10th Roland-Garros! In case of success, he will beat Guillermo Vilas' record: 49 tournaments on clay. With Stan Wawrinka, winner in 2015, Andy Murray is also a serious challenger, although the leader of the ATP rankings is having a tough start of season. And why not the victory of an outsider? Milos Raonic, David Goffin, Kei Nishikori, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, among others, could defy the odds!
In the ladies’ table, the game seems also very open. If Garbiñe Muruguza had created surprise last year by winning her first Roland-Garros against Serena Williams, the American retains her status of favorite for this edition, along with the other members of the leading trio of the WTA rankings: Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova. A player to watch: Kristina Mladenovic, 17th in the world, beaten in the final in Madrid by Simona Halep, 8th in the WTA rankings, who will try to win her first Grand Slam on clay ...