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Rafael Nadal will not be a part of the French Open for the first time since 2004, so we can clearly say that a new French Open era is beginning, especially with the Spaniard getting close to his retirement.
Meanwhile, 128 players from the ATP tour will fight to win the famous Roland Garros tournament and June 11th is the day when we will see who is standing alone at the podium, lifting up the trophy. Until then, we will present you daily French Open 2023 predictions.
Djokovic to win and total over 37.5 (Djokovic vs Ruud)
First set over 10.5 games (Djokovic vs Ruud)
ATP French Open Predictions
After two weeks of amazing tennis, it all came to the last two players standing – Novak Djokovic and Casper Ruud. Check out our predictions for the 2023 Roland Garros Final.
Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud: Djokovic to win and total over 37.5 games
Novak Djokovic came through over Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinal much easier than expected since the Spaniard, who is currently ranked at world no. 1, suffered an injury and could not play his best tennis. However, Djokovic fully deserved the victory in that match and now is one win away of winning the record 23rd Grand Slam title.
In the final match, Djokovic will go against Casper Ruud who has never won a single set against Djokovic in their previous four matches. Ruud also has a great tournament so far. He dominated Alexander Zverev in the semifinals winning by 6-3, 6-4, 6-0. Previously, he was also excellent against Holger Rune winning by 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
This will be the third time for Ruud to play in a Grand Slam final and the feeling is like he has never been in better form. However, it is pretty unlikely that it will bring him his first Grand Slam title, since Djokovic is determined to make history on Sunday. The Serbian is on top of his game and all that Ruud will be able to do is win his first set against Djokovic which will take the match to more than 37.5 games in total.
Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud: First set over 10.5 games
Ruud is ready for the challenge and he will need to show that from the very start of the match. Djokovic usually does not push hard at the beginning of the matches and he played two tie-breaks in the opening sets so far in the tournament. Ruud definitely can hold his serves long enough to take the opener deep over 10.5 games.
ATP French Open Favourites
The Spaniard recently reached the top of the ATP rankings and is the main favorite to win the tournament. Last season, he lost to Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals but Alcaraz has made significant improvement since then. He has won 4 titles this season and goes to the French Open with a 30-3 record. He had an unexpected early exit in Rome which is a valuable lesson for the youngster. The easiness in Alcaraz’s movement on clay is something that makes him the favorite to win his second career Grand Slam.
The Serbian has an opportunity to make history by winning his 23rd Grand Slam title. Novak Djokovic won in 2015 and last year and despite having many ups and downs this season, we all know he plays his best tennis in the biggest tournaments. The Serb is not unbeatable as he used to be, but his experience and mental strength are something no player can match. Djokovic has a solid 20-4 record this season but played only 8 matches in clay winning 5 of them.
It is not a secret that Medvedev does not enjoy playing on clay but last week he proved he can win on this surface as he was the last one standing in Rome. The Russian has never made it past the quarterfinal at the French Open and it seems like the time to go deep in Paris has finally come. Medvedev has been very active this season playing 44 matches and winning 39 of them. Medvedev already won 5 titles this season in Rome, Miami, Dubai, Doha, and Rotterdam.
There is no doubt that the Danish player is one of those who will be taking over the tennis scene in the next decade. The 20-year-old has yet to make a significant Grand Slam success but the level he plays at puts him among the favorites to win the French Open. Rune won the tournament in Munich this year and is 27-10 for the season.
Sinner is another of the next generation’s rising stars. There is a huge gap between the top favorites and Sinner but he is definitely one to keep an eye on. The Italian can serve well and he can be tough in long matches. He is 28-7 for the season and won the tournament in Montpelier.
French Open FAQ
- On which surface French Open is being played? The French Open is played on red clay.
- When it comes to Roland Garros prediction, who is the favorite to win? Going into the tournament Carlos Alcaraz is the favorite to win.
- How much will the French Open winner earn in prize money? The French Open winner will earn €2.3 million.
- Where can I watch the French Open in the UK? Fans in the UK can watch the French Open live on Amazon TV as well the ATP TV.
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