Daniil Medvedev handed a fairly easy draw in his pursuit for a rare French Open title
Medvedev is the second seed in the French Open 2023 and has a tricky road ahead of himself.
Daniil Medvedev (Image Via Getty Images)
Daniil Medvedev is the current World No. 2 and will be playing at French Open 2023 after clinching the Rome Masters title last week. He hopes to make a deep run in this year’s French Open as he only made it to the 4th round last year. It is interesting how the 2021 US Open Champion has improved on clay. He had never won a match in the Rome Masters before this year, but he was able to turn his fortune by lifting the Rome Masters. The Russian had taken down the young gun, Holger Rune, in straight sets. The score line of the match was 7-5, 7-5.
Medvedev has been performing really well since his loss to Sebastian Korda in Round 3 of the Australian Open 2022. Since this loss, Medvedev has won as many as 5 titles, which include two ATP 1000 tournaments. As the clay season progressed, Medvedev has grown in confidence. It will be interesting to know how he performs in this year’s French Open, where his best performance has been to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament in 2021.
Tough road ahead of Medvedev
Medvedev is the second seed in the French Open 2023 and has a tricky road ahead of himself. He will play a qualifier in the first round. In the second round, the Russian is most likely to clash with Frenchman, Quentin Halys or former World No. 20, Guido Pella.
In the 3rd round, Daniil is most likely to set up a clash with the World No. 32, Yoshihito Nishioka, or American JJ Wolf. In the 4th round, the Russian is likely to clash with the talented Croatian, Borna Coric or the Australian hope, Alex De Minaur.
If Medvedev manages to cross the above hurdles, then he is most likely to play against 2023 Miami Open finalist, Jannik Sinner or Olympic gold medalist, Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals of the tournament. The potential semi-final fixture for Medvedev would be against 2022 French Open runner-up, Casper Ruud or the current World No. 6, Holger Rune. If everything goes on course for the 27-year-old, he can meet either 22-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic or World No. 1, Carlos Alcaraz or 2021 French Open finalist, Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Daniil Medvedev’s potential path to his 1st French Open Title
- Round 1 – Qualifier
- Round 2 – Quentin Halys/Guido Pella
- Round 3 – Yoshito Nishioka/JJ Wolf
- Round 4 – Borna Corin/Alex De Minaur
- Quarter-Finals – Jannik Sinner/Alexander Zverev
- Semi-Finals – Casper Ruud/Holger Rune
- Final – Novak Djokovic/ Carlos Alcaraz/Stefanos Tsitsipas
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