The French Open 2022 has several favorites, both men and women. We tell you who are the most prominent.
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The 2022 Roland Garros Tournament, also known as the 2022 French Open, will take place from May 22 to June 5, 2022. It will be divided into singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. It will be the 126th edition of this competition, which is one of the most prestigious in the world of tennis.
That said, it should be noted that it will be the first Grand Slam prize since the bodies in charge of regulating the sport, such as the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) and the WTA Women's Tennis Association, decided that players from Russia and Belarus could participate in these tournaments. However, they will not be able to represent the country, due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Now, are you interested in knowing who are the top favorites for these competitions? We will tell you in detail.
Without a doubt, one of the great favorites for Roland Garros 2022. This tennis player will return to play the individual male variant, after the veto that the Australian government-generated for refusing to vaccinate against Covid-19. Therefore, everyone hopes that Djokovic can lift the trophy at the end of his last match.
Djokovic is one of the best tennis players in all of hard court history and, so far, has won the Roland Garros tournament twice. Therefore, the world will be attentive to see if he can obtain his third title since at 34 years old he seems to be in one of his best sporting moments.
Carlos Alcaraz is a Spanish tennis player who could become one of the surprises for Roland Garros 2022. At 19 years old, he is in a great moment, since in recent years he has achieved great results. For example, he reached number 22 in the ranking after winning two ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors tournaments.
After turning professional in 2019, he won three ITF World Tennis Tour tournaments, in addition to the ATP Challenger Tour. In April he won the ATP Tour Masters 1000, the Miami Open. He comes at an excellent time and it is possible that he could make history in this competition.
Of Greek origin, he is also another one who could make history at Roland Garros 2022. He was able to reach the third position of the ATP in August 2021 and that same year he was also the first Greek tennis player to play a final in this competition.
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He will seek to revalidate his enormous present in this edition, showing that, at 23 years old, he can be at the height of the greatest.
Let's move on to the women's section. She is a Polish tennis player, who on October 10, 2020, became the first from her country to win a Grand Slam. In the same way, she had achieved the 2020 Roland Garros. Therefore, for this year she will seek to demonstrate that she is still fully valid.
The curious? That he is only 20 years old. Until then, Swiatek has 7 titles in total, which also includes two WTA 500 and 5 WTA 1000. She is even the youngest tennis player to be in the top 10 of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). It is the maximum candidate to rise in this contest.
She is a woman who is highly qualified to compete in this 2022 Roland Garros. She rose to fame in 2017, when she led Belarus to the first Fed Cup final in history, together with Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Also, she debuted at the 2017 Wimbledon Championship Grand Slam.
Until this year, Sabalenka won 10 singles titles, in addition to 6 WTA doubles. As for his historical position on the WTA, he was second best, in 2021. In doubles, he obtained his best position in February 2022. Therefore, at 24 years old, he seems to be in the best moment of his career.
Lastly, she is a tennis player of Czech origin, who was number 2 in the WTA ranking in February 2022. She was also number 1 in doubles in 2018. Barbora lifted the 2021 Roland Garros title in singles.
For this reason, it is possible that she will conquer him again this year, as she is one of the great favorites.
In short, you have met all the main favorites for Roland Garros 2022. Who do you think has the best chance of winning?