Your favorites for Roland Garros | Som Tennis

I saw that my favorite to win at Roland-Garros, in this case Stefanos Tsitsipas, made more than one react and not necessarily in my opinion. Also, some have made it clear to me and I am grateful to them. That’s why, rather than giving you my opinion, which doesn’t suit you at all, I’ll tell you this time who the favorites are, for this edition of the Roland-Garros men’s singles by Nicolas Mahut, Bastien Fazincani (WTA coach), Eric Salliot (RMC), Julien Reboullet (The Team) and Quentin Moynet (The Team).

Nicolas Mahut: “Saying Rafa is enough”
“For me, the favorite is Rafael Nadal. As for the explanation, I don’t need it. Just saying “Rafa” is enough. Sure, he gave bad signs to Rome with his foot problem, but with him, we can’t know. If he thinks he has a chance, he will be in Paris. And from the moment he is present at Roland-Garros, then, of course, he becomes the favorite. The problem will be to know to what extent he will be able to bear the pain. We can clearly see that there is a threshold beyond which it is not sustainable for him. Will he overcome it? If so, you will not be able to properly defend your opportunities. On the other hand, if the pain is overcome, he is my favorite to win Roland-Garros. »

What happened in Rome terrified me

Julien Reboullet (L’Equipe): “Novak is on an upward trajectory”
“If Novak Djokovic won the Masters 1000 in Rome, he would be my favorite, because he is on an upward trajectory, writing the crazy story of a season that will never exist again for anyone, having hit rock bottom in January in Australia, having seen Nadal spend in the number of seniors in the history of tennis … There would be a completely crazy career there, he still played very, very well against Alcaraz in Madrid, but with a real weakness. On the other hand, it was very impressive on the right, which is strange for him. the height of the ball has a lot more effect, you can expect a lot, and it would be very interesting to play it against Alcaraz again, the latter is the rocket of the moment, but he is trying a non-trivial ankle sprain. And so far, he has never been successful enough to reach the Grand Slam semifinals. t every two days for 15 days. It is something that, despite his talent, he will have to tame. Therefore, if we had to establish a favorite for Roland-Garros there now, since Rafael Nadal left Rome limping very, very low and with a lot of pain, it would be Novak Djokovic, but on condition that it is imposed. in Rome! »

Eric Salliot (RMC): “Tsitsipas learned a lot from his final last year”
“This Roland-Garros would be very exciting. A week ago I was like a child, but what happened in Rome turned me off, because I’m just afraid that Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz, who are my two favorites, will end up in the same part of the table, which would ruin everything. its final last year and I don’t think it will be far behind. “

Carlos Alcaraz, simply because it makes me dream a little

Quentin Moynet (The Team): “Nole knows it by heart”
“If we leave Christmas aside, in the face of doubts about his physical condition since yesterday, Djokovic would say, ahead of Alcaraz and Tsitsipas. The Serb had a difficult start on the ground, linked to his (very) disturbed start to the season and an obvious lack of pace. But from Belgrade, where he was still cursed, he is gaining strength. Physically and mentally, he showed against Alcaraz in Madrid that he had almost regained his qualities djocosmic. We praised (rightly) Alcaraz’s goal, but he only beat Djokovic 7-6 in the third set, in perfect condition for the Spaniard’s kick-off service on the diagonal of the advantages. This time it will hurt Roland-Garros less. And Djokovic will be much better in the rematch. Managing a fortnight, seven games in three winning sets, “Nole” knows it by heart. Alcaraz, despite his incredible progress, still not. »

Bastien Fazincani (WTA coach, Alize Cornet coach, among others): “Rafa is operational, if not, Alcaraz”
“Favorite number 1: Rafa. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. Although Alcaraz is in lunar form and Djokovic is well back, I would say that the experience of the tournament, the field, the matches in 5 sets, not forgetting the conditions that are so favorable to him, and especially the fact that he knows how to win, win and winning Roland-Garros again makes Rafael Nadal my favorite. In the event that Rafa is not operational, my choice would be Carlos Alcaraz, simply because it makes me dream a little that he is a small child who has never won. The beautiful story. At the same time, I’m not taking the risk of the century by predicting it! »

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