French Open 2020 – Men’s Draw Best Potential matchups
The French Open Draw is out! Here’s four entertaining potential matchups to look for.
Quarterfinals: Berrettini (7) vs. Djokovic (1)
You have to love the way Berrettini goes about his business on the tennis court. Win or lose, he’s one of the most exciting top players out there. He’s got a contagious enthusiasm and an aggressive style that can put anyone on the defensive. Djokovic will be coming in as the second favorite behind Nadal to win the French Open and is the best defensive player on tour. Will Berrettini be able to hit through him? We’ll just need to wait and see.
Round of 16: Shapovalov (9) vs. Tsitsipas (5)
Nobody loves anything more than two top guns going after each other, especially when both are as popular and charismatic as these two. Tsitsipas is the one that has already established himself at the top. Shapovalov is now beginning to establish his dominance as well, making the quarters of the US Open and the semis of the Italian Open. If these two meet, it will make for some gutsy and unpredictable tennis.
Third round: Casper Ruud (28) vs. Dominic Thiem (3)
There is one player that everyone is talking about as he rises through the rankings. His name is Casper Ruud. He’ll be taking that buzz into a potential meeting with one of the tournament favorites, Dominic Thiem. This may very well be one of the marquee matchups of the tournament. Mark this one on your calendar!
Round of 16: Gael Monfils (8) vs. Diego Schwartzman (12)
These are two of my favorite players on tour. One is playing some exceptional tennis since the restart of the tour, while the other is struggling with motivation. Gael Monfils was having one of his best seasons before the pandemic hit. However, since the restart, he was sent packing in both the first rounds of the Italian and German Open. On social media he stated that he’s struggling with motivation. Let’s hope he regroups for the French Open, as he is still one of the most exciting talents to watch, and a potential matchup with Diego Schwartzman could be an instant classic. Schwartzman, as we all know, is playing some unbelievable tennis, reaching the Italian Open final, upsetting Nadal along the way.
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