Nadal wary of Paire threat at the French Open

Nadal wary of Paire threat at the French Open

The fifth seed from Thornhill, Ont., could potentially meet Grigor Dimitrov in the round of 16 and may face clay-court legend Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.

Raonic will begin the tournament by facing unseeded Belgian Steve Darcis in the first round.

- Muguruza has reached the last eight in three of her four appearances at Roland Garros (quarter-finals in 2014 and 2015, victor in 2016).

Zverev's victory over Djokovic in the Italian Open final last weekend might have symbolized coming change.

Kvitova said her left, playing hand, was not in flawless shape but she was able to play.

Serena Williams is will not feature at the second major of the year, the 23-time grand slam champion taking a break from the WTA Tour to have her first child.

Murray admitted a drop in drive had been a problem on Wednesday when he said it had "been hard to keep up the motivation and set new goals" at times, and he would not be the first player to achieve his targets and get a little lost.

"The hand doesn't have that power and the strength yet, but I'm working on it". I think I play well in nearly every event that I was there.

Djokovic faces Spain's Marcel Granollers in round one. "I started to feel a bit sick", he said. "That's great for me, no? I think that was the turning point in belief, that guys could play a lot longer", Gilbert said. Now I have to play well here. "Their level of tennis is quite fantastic". Rafa is playing on his favorite surface and playing with confidence, much better than a year ago.

"I definitely see him as the No 1 favourite for this title". Happy about the events that I won.

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Nadal has just three career French Open losses, in 2009 (fourth round to Robin Soderling in maybe the biggest upset in Grand Slam history), 2015 (quarterfinals) and previous year (third round).

"It's frustrating - it's the third time I have been ill this year", he admitted. "There is an opportunity for someone who has never won one to come through", former men's world No.1 John McEnroe told Reuters.

"It's an awesome feeling to be back and to look at this trophy".

The 26-year-old has played Hsieh twice before, with the Briton winning their last match in Vancouver in 2013 and Hsieh winning on grass at Eastbourne in the same year.

While Murray and Wawrinka highlight one half of the draw, the other half might be more intriguing.

Newly crowned Rome champion, Alexander Zverev, perhaps the biggest threat to the big guns, is also in Murray's quarter of the draw.

. Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka, the victor two years ago, is positioned to make it through to a semifinal clash.

Were Nadal to end the next fortnight triumphant, it would be an unprecedented feat - no player in the open era has reached double digits in a single grand slam event.

Defending women's champion Garbine Muguruza opens against 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone and could face a semi-final against world number one Angelique Kerber, who starts against Ekaterina Makarova.

However, she said just making sure she can face Slovakia's Jana Cepelova in the first round is her only immediate goal as she recovers from the ligament tear in her right ankle. Kvitova had stated earlier this week that she will play at Wimbledon where she has won the title twice. That's why I was playing tennis, to win Wimbledon.

"It used to be, you turned 30, you were completely on the downside of your career". It would be unbelievable but here I think that Rafa is the big favourite. "So I stayed in life and I have all my fingers, I can play tennis and I can be here and be in the draw".

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