Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniel Medvedev revealed that they are happy to see the ‘Big Three’ on the opposite side of the French Open draw. Both the young guns are hoping to land their maiden Grand Slam title. Medvedev and Tsitsipas are part of the bottom half of the draw and are joined by US Open Champion Dominic Thiem and US Open finalist Alexander Zverev. Thiem is the favorite to reach the final from the bottom half of the draw because of his clay-court pedigree. He has been struggling with his form this year and took a break from tennis in March and April to stay away from life in the bubble.
Theim’s lack of form could work in favor of Stefanos Tsitsipas at the French Open. The Greek star has won 33 matches already this year and sits atop the annual standings. He won his first Master’s title in Monte Carlo last month.
“But I think it’s something you build up with confidence, with experience, and eventually you just find the pattern. You find the way it works for you.” Tsitsipas said. “I’m quite happy with the way I’m progressing, the way I’m generating points, the way I’m able to face the guys at the top of the rankings. And so far I’m at the top of the race to Turin. It feels great to be there and I wish for plenty more to come.”
Medvedev will enter the French Open as the Number 2. He is ranked above Nadal despite the fact that he has never won a match at Rolland Garros in his career. “If they would have some special rules, for sure I would be seeded less high, but, if we take the rankings, I’m number two so I have to be seeded number two,” said Medvedev.