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One of the best things that have been implemented in professional tennis is the “Seeds”. This allows the top-ranked players to cross paths with each other, only if they advance to the final rounds.
The order of the seeds is established on the basis of each player’s ranking. If any qualified player withdraws from the tournament for any reason, whoever is one place higher in the ranking will take his place, and so on.
In this way, the only way for seeds 1 and 2 to play each other is for both to qualify for the final. The purpose of the seeds is to ensure a good level of competition in the final rounds and therefore a good show. Usually, the main seeds are the favourites in each of the tennis prediction today.
Top Men’s French Open Seeds
It has been a long time since we have seen such a close fight for the number one spot in the ATP rankings. Usually, it was dominated by the three tennis legends Federer/Nadal/Djokovic, but since the Swiss retired, the Spaniard’s constant injuries, and the Serb’s problems participating in some of the most important tournaments of the ATP circuit, other elite tennis players have entered the podium end became favourites to win at Roland Garros 2023.
1. Carlos Alcaraz (Out Semi Finals)
Despite his early exit at the Rome Masters, the Spanish tennis player regained the lead in the ATP rankings. Alcaraz will have the opportunity at the French Open 2023 to extend his lead in the ATP rankings. Last year, Carlos reached the quarter-finals, so he could add 900 to 1600 points if he reaches the finals and if he lifts the title.
1st Round: Alcaraz defeated Flavio Cobolli 6-0 6-2 7-5
2nd Round: Alcaraz defeated Taro Daniel 6-1 3-6 6-1 6-2
3rd Round: Alcaraz defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-1 6-4 6-2
4th Round: Alcaraz defeated Lorenzo Musetti 6-3 6-2 6-2
Quarter-finals: Alcaraz defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2 6-1 7-6
Semifianals: Alcaraz defeated by Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 1-6 1-6
2. Daniil Medvedev (Out in First Round)
After taking the Italian Open crown just a few days ago, Medvedev became this year’s points leader. It marked the first clay-court title for Daniil, who gained the confidence to try to repeat the feat, but this time at Roland Garros 2023.
1st Round: Daniil Medvedev defeated by Thiago Seyboth Wild 7-6 6-7 2-6 6-3 6-4
The first shock of the French Open 2023 came in the match between Medvedev and Seyboth Wild. Apparently, we needed advice, world number two made a lot of unforced errors, and the Brazilian player did not hesitate to take advantage of them. After five intense sets, Thiago Seyboth Wild managed to win against all odds, knocking out Daniil Medvedev who will surely lose his second place in the ATP rankings.
3. Novak Djokovic (In Final)
Djokovic’s return to the circuit has not been very successful, his performance on clay has been very irregular, leaving him out of tournaments much earlier than expected. Although it was already a certainty that he would cede the lead in the ATP rankings, nobody expected him to fall to third place, being overtaken by Medvedev.
1st Round: Djokovic defeated Aleksandar Kovacevic 6-3 6-2 7-6
2nd Round: Djokovic defeated Marton Fucsovics 7-6 6-0 6-3
3rd Round: Djokovic defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 7-6 6-2
4th Round: Djokovic defeated Juan Pablo Varillas 6-3 6-2 6-2
Quarter-Finals: Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov 4-6 7-6 6-2 6-4
Semifinals: Djokovic defeated Carlos Alcaraz 3-6 7-5 1-6 1-6
Next Match: Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud
4. Casper Ruud (In Finals)
The Norwegian tennis player has not yet fully established himself. Sometimes he shows a very attractive game and gets important victories, but in the final rounds, he usually falls even against players who in theory look inferior. If he wins his first Grand Slam title in his career, he could even climb to first place depending on the other opponents at the top.
1st Round: Ruud defeated Elia Ymer 6-4 6-3 6-2
2nd Round: Ruud defeated Giulio Zeppieri 6-3 6-2 4-6 7-5
3rd Round: Ruud defeated Zhang Zhizhen 6-4 4-6 1-6 4-6
4th Round: Ruud defeated Nicolas Jarry 7-6 7-5 7-5
Quarter-Finals: Ruud defeted Holger Rune 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3
Semifinals: Ruud defeated Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 6-0
Next Match: Novak Djokovic vs Casper Ruud
5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Out Quarter Finals)
Despite being one of the most frequent players in the final rounds this year, the championship has eluded him. After the last event, Tsitsipas dropped a couple of places in the ATP rankings. His performance at the 2023 French Open will be essential to return to the podium, otherwise, he will continue to drop down the rankings.
1st Round: Tsitsipas defeated Jiri Vesely 7-5 6-3 4-6 7-6
2nd Round: Tsitsipas defeated Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3 7-6 6-2
3rd Round: Tsitsipas defeated Diego Schwartzman 2-6 2-6 2-6
4th Round: Tsitsipas defeated Sebastian Ofner 5-7 3-6 0-6
Quarter Finals: Tsitsipas defeated by Carlos Alcaraz 6-2 6-1 7-6
6. Holger Rune (Out Quarter Finals)
Last year we saw the Norwegian tennis player emerge as one of the most promising young players. This season, Rune has confirmed what many had predicted and at 20 years of age, he is already the hedge in the ATP ranking. It is only a matter of time before he takes the final step and is crowned at a Grand Slam that will propel him into the fight to be the best in the world.
1st Round: Rune defeated Christopher Eubanks 6-4 3-6 7-6 6-2
2nd Round: Rune defeated Gael Monfils (walkover)
3rd Round: Rune defeated Geanro Alberto Olivieri 6-4 6-1 6-3
4th Round: Rune defeated Francisco Cerundolo 7-6 3-6 6-4 1-6 7-6
Quarter-Finals: Rune defeted by Casper Ruud 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3
7. Andrey Rublev (Out Third Round)
This season, Rublev has had some very high peaks and some not-so-high peaks. So far he has three finals to his name, not only in Monte Carlo. His current record is 26 wins and 11 losses, half of which he achieved on clay, while he has only lost three times on this surface.
1st Round: Rublev defeated Laslo Djere 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-4
2nd Round: Rublev defeated Corentin Moutet 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3
3rd Round: Rublev defeated by Lorenzo Sonego 5-7 0-6 6-3 7-6 6-3
8. Jannik Sinner (Out Second Round)
With a record of 29 wins and 6 losses this season, the Italian tennis player has one of the best performances so far. However, he only won one trophy in Montpellier. On clay, his best result was in the semi-finals in Monte Carlo.
1st Round: Sinner defeated Alexandre Muller 6-1 6-4 6-1
2nd Round: Sinner defeated by Daniel Altmaier 6-7 7-6 1-6 7-6 7-5
Men’s French Open Seeds Full List
- Carlos Alcaraz (1) (OUT SEMI FINALS)
- Daniil Medvedev (2) (OUT FIRST ROUND)
- Novak Djokovic (3) (IN FINAL)
- Casper Ruud (4) (IN FINAL)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) (OUT QUARTER FINALS)
- Holger Rune (6) (OUT QUARTER fINLS)
- Andrey Rublev (7) (OUT THIRD ROUND)
- Jannik Sinner (8) (OUT SECOND ROUND)
- Taylor Fritz (9) (OUT THIRD ROUND)
- Félix Auger-Aliassime (10) (OUT FIRST ROUND)
- Karen Khachanov (11) (OUT QUARTER FINALS)
- Frances Tiafoe (12) (OUT THIRD ROUND)
- Hubert Hurkacz (13) (OUT THIRD ROUND)
- Cameron Norrie (14) (OUT THIRD ROUND)
- Bornac Coric (16) (OUT THIRD ROUND)
- Tommy Paul (17) (IN SECOND ROUND)
Top Women’s French Open Seeds
This year’s Roland Garros 2023 edition will have something, in particular, to add to the excitement of the second Grand Slam of the year, and that is that for the first time in a long time, the WTA rankings lead could change. Iga Swiatek’s resounding failures to defend the titles she won last year and Aryna Sabalenka’s strong performance this season have seen the points difference narrow from 6,000 to just over 1,000 points.
1. Iga Swiatek (Champion)
The Polish player has one of the best records of the season with 28 wins and 6 losses. Despite the impressive record, she has only won two WTA tournaments this season, losing a pair of finals at the Dubai and Madrid Masters 1000. Iga Swiatek must defend her title at the French Open 2023 if she is to maintain her No. 1 WTA ranking.
1st Round: Swiatek defeated Cristina Bucsa 6-4 6-0
2nd Round: Swiatek defeated Claire Liu 6-4 6-0
3rd Round: Swiatek defeated Xinyu Wang 6-0 6-0
Next Match: Iga Swiatek vs Lesya Tsurenko
2. Aryna Sabalenka (Out Semi Finals)
The Belarusian tennis player is having the most successful year of her career with a total of 29 wins and 5 losses this season. Her record includes a Grand Slam, a Masters 1000, and a WTA 500. In the previous edition of Roland Garros, Aryna Sabalenka lost in the third round, so she could score a huge amount of points in this edition, in fact, if she wins, she will be the new number 1 in the world.
1st Round: Sabalenka defeated Marta Kostyuk 6-2 6-2
2nd Round: Sabalenka defeated Iryna Shymanovich 7-5 6-2
3rd Round: Sabalenka defeated Kamilla Rakhimova 6-2 6-2
4th Round: Sabalenka defeated Sloane Stephens 7-6 6-4
Next Match: Elina Svitolina vs Aryna Sabalenka
3. Jessica Pegula (Out 3rd Round)
Last year, Pegula lost to Iga Swiatek in the quarter-finals. This time she could get her revenge and close the points gap between the two, which would be a way for her to avenge that defeat. The American player’s record is 29 wins and 9 losses.
1st Round: Pegula defeated Danielle Collins 6-4 6-2
2nd Round: Pegula defeated Camila Giorgi 6-2 (walkover)
3rd Round: Pegula defeated by Elise Mertens 6-1 6-3
4. Elena Rybakina (Out 3rd Round)
Kasaja’s best level of tennis flourished this season. Since she reached the final of the Australian Open at the beginning of the season, Rybakina already showed that she could have a great year. So far she has 30 wins and 7 losses. She won the title in Indian Wells and a few days ago in Rome. Last year she only reached the third round of the French Open, so there is a good chance that she will enter the podium of the WTA ranking for the first time.
1st Round: Rybakina defeated Brenda Fruhvirtova 6-4 6-2
2nd Round: Rybakina defeated Linda Noskova 6-3 6-3
3rd Round: Rybakina defeated by Sara Sorribes Tormo (walkover)
5. Caroline Garcia (Out 2nd Round)
The French tennis player has had a somewhat irregular season. Her best feats were reaching the finals in Lyon and Monterrey. Although she has a record of 22 wins and 11 losses, on clay she has won just three times and lost three times. After her early exit from the recent Rome Masters 2023, Caroline Garcia dropped one spot in the WTA rankings.
1st Round: Garcia defeated Xiyu Wang 7-6 4-6 6-4
2nd Round: Garcia defeated by Anna Blinkova 4-6 6-3 7-5
6. Coco Gauff (Out Quarter Finals)
The young American continues to consolidate her position at the top of professional tennis. The previous year in her performance however this season a little bit especially in the most important tournaments. Before starting the season on clay, Coco Gauff had 16 wins and only five losses on a hard court, but on the red surface, she has just three wins and three losses. This will be a great opportunity to improve her record.
1st Round: Gauff defeated Rebeca Masarova 3-6 6-1 6-2
2nd Round: Gauff defeated Julia Grabher 6-2 6-3
3rd Round: Gauff defeated Mirra Andreeva 6-7 6-1 6-1
Next match: Anna Schmiedlova vs Coco Gauff
7. Ons Jabeur (In Quarter Finals)
The world number seven had an inconsistent start to the season with four wins and four losses on hard courts. Since starting the season on clay her success has increased, including winning the trophy in Charleston, as she has seven wins and two losses on this surface.
1st Round: Jabeur defeated Lucia Bronzetti 6-4 6-1
nd Round: Jabeur defeated Oceane Dodin 6-2 6-3
3rd Round: Jabeur defeated Olga Danilovic 4-6 6-4 6-2
Next Marcha: Bernarda Pera vs Ons Jabeur
8. Maria Sakkari (Out in First Round)
The Greek tennis player has a record of 20 wins and 11 defeats, which has been somewhat affected by her irregularity in tournaments played on clay. Her only success on this surface was in Madrid where she reached the semi-finals but lost to Aryna Sabalenka. A good result in this edition of Roland Garros 2023 will be essential for Sakkari to recover some positions and continue to give us positions in the WTA ranking.
Sakkari lost Karolina Muchova 6-1 6-1
Women’s French Open Seeds Full List
- Iga Swiatek (1) (cHAMPION)
- Aryna Sabalenka (2) (OUT SENI FINALS)
- Jessica Pegula (3) (OUT THIRD ROUND)
- Ons Jabeur (4) (OUT QUARTER FINALS)
- Caroline Garcia (5) (OUT FIRST ROUND)
- Coco Gauff (6) (OUT QUARTER FINALS)
- Elena Rybakina (7) (OUT THIRD ROUND)
- Daria Kasatkina (8) (OUT ROUND OF 16)
- Maria Sakkari (9) (OUT FIRST ROUND)
- Petra Kvitova (10) (OUT FIRST ROUND)
- Belinda Bencic (11) (OUT FIRST ROUND)
- Barbora Krejcikova (12) (OUT FIRST ROUND)
- Veronika Kudermetova (13) (OUT FIRST ROUND)
- Beatriz Haddad Maia (14) (OUT SEMI FINALS)
- Liudmila Samsonova (15) (OUT SECOND ROUND)
- Victoria Azarenka (16) (OUT FIRST ROUND)
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