Experts’ choice: who will reign at Roland Garros?
MASUR: “Ash is really in a good position. She has played well since Charleston. She retired from Rome but you feel she had played a lot of tennis and she was thinking of the French. She won a lot of big tough matches in three. , which must give him a great sense of confidence Novak and Rafa, by their incredibly high standards, were probably a bit uneven on clay, but it looks like order has been restored in Rome.
PRATT: “Barty of course. Sabalenka showed more consistency than in the past and I think she was very good on clay. Swiatek in Rome was very impressive, especially the final. It was pretty amazing. In terms of terms. in matches, Tsitsipas for the year is 33-8; he is one of the best guys with clay form. Nadal continues to do what he always does; his efforts in Rome have been incredible. He must be full of confidence.
REA: “I was impressed with Tsitsipas, and I got interested in what Berrettini did on clay; I think it is one to watch because it has been fairly consistent. And Rafa builds. On the female side, Barty has done a terrific job throughout and shown us all why she’s # 1. I think Sabalenka caused problems for Ash so she is definitely one to watch out for. And Swiatek, given his dominance in Rome, is coming in force. “
Roger Federer and Serena Williams are back in action after long breaks. What do you think of their chances?
DOKIC: “You never count them, especially in a Grand Slam. But they’re not in great shape and they haven’t had any matches. The focus is on grass, and Wimbledon, especially for Roger ., best of five at Roland Garros. For Serena, yes, she won it, but it’s not her favorite surface. I think it’s great that we can see them both again and still be able to enjoy their tennis.
WOODBRIDGE: “Roger has already, by his own admission, said he used it to prepare for weed. But don’t count it for winning a few rounds; I think the question mark is how his body bounces back, especially if he gets four. For Serena, I admire that she played a little tournament in Parma, but ideally she would have won that tournament and then you’d think she had a chance in Paris. would be one of her greatest achievements if she won it.
MOLIK: “I think that not having a lot of match practice impacts all players, but I think the older you get, the harder it gets. They have proven that they can activate the form in no time. But it’s payback, isn’t it? Especially for Roger if he plays a tough five-set. They want to play the French because they plan to go to Wimbledon; I think what’s going on for both of them at Roland Garros is a bonus.