The clay court season in Roland Garros is coming to an end and here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 French Open draw.
The world’s greatest tennis players will travel to Roland Garros this week for the start of the French Open.
An eventful clay-court season culminates over the next fortnight as the likes of Novak Djokavic and Iga Swiatek seek to add to their Grand Slam title tally.
NationalWorld takes a look at the important information needed before the tournament.
When does the French Open start?
Qualifying for the 126th French Open started earlier this week – but the main part of the tournament begins on Sunday 22 May with a series of first-round matches.
It runs through the weekend of Saturday 4 June when the women’s final is scheduled to take place.
The men’s final begins 24 hours later.
When does the main draw take place?
It doesn’t take long for some of the world’s best players to find out about their first-round opponents at Roland Garros.
The draw will take place on Thursday 19th May and is scheduled to start at 18:00 BST.
Who are the favorites to win the French Open?
For men, this tournament is all about two players.
World number one Novak Djokovic returns to Grand Slam tennis after an eight-month absence and will take his place as seed number one and pre-tournament favorite.
Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev has had a brief stint at the top of the rankings earlier this year – and he will travel to Roland Garros after a limited time on the pitch after undergoing surgery for a hernia problem.
Not surprisingly, world number one Iga Swiatek is the undisputed favorite for the women’s title given her excellent form.
She is aiming for a second Roland Garros title and has had tournament victories in Rome, Stuttgart, Qatar, Miami and Indian Wells.
Who are Britain’s top hopes for the tournament?
No British player has won a Rolando Garros title since 1976 – but some of our players are hoping to emulate Sue Barker this year.
The best hope in the men’s draw is Cameron Norrie, who starts the tournament in tenth place.
Norrie has had a remarkable 18 months and will be hoping to continue his rise with an impressive performance over the next two weeks.
Without dampening expectations, however, he has yet to progress beyond the third round of the French Open.
Emma Raducanu carries Britain’s hopes into the women’s draw after her historic win at the US Open last year.
She has had a number of injury concerns in recent months but is hoping to impress on clay over the next two weeks.
Where can the tournament be followed?
Eurosport and Discovery+ have the rights to the tournament, which they will broadcast live on their TV channels and websites. Eurosport will also broadcast the draw live.
Who are the seeds for the draw?
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