Alcaraz .. The biggest threat to Djokovic and Nadal in "Tennis Roland Garros"

Rafael Nadal, the record holder for the number of grand slam titles, is fighting a fierce battle with world number one Novak Djokovic at the French Open (Roland Garros), but they may end up being overtaken by the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.

Nadal, who has won the title 13 times on clay at Roland Garros, is far from his best as a foot injury recurred in preparation for the French Open.

The Australian Open champion left Madrid and Rome early, and his last title was in February.

However, excluding the 35-year-old Spaniard from the competition looks difficult as his recovery from a two-set delay in the Australian Open final against Daniil Medvedev proved he still has plenty to offer.

When Nadal won the title in Melbourne, he became the first player to win 21 Grand Slam titles, ahead of Roger Federer and Djokovic.

As for Djokovic, who missed the Australian Open after refusing to be vaccinated against the Corona virus and subsequently deported from the country amid media clamor, he is looking to preserve his title in Paris and equal Nadal's record.

The 35-year-old Serb appeared to be back on track this season after his turbulent start to the year, winning the title in Rome at the weekend with a straight-set victory over Greek world number four Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Also, Djokovic's success in making up for his delay in the big tournaments is not surprising, as he won the title last year when he recovered from a two-set deficit against Tsitsipas.

Many considered that the Greek player, who shines on clay and his last three titles on this type of court, will be the most prominent contender for the Grand Slam titles and was close to achieving his dream last year.

But he will have to keep an eye on 19-year-old Alcaraz, who has proven ready to skip the waiting list.

The young Spanish player drew attention this season after winning four titles, including Miami and Madrid, and he will arrive in Paris as one of the favorites to win the title.

Alcaraz, who played as a qualifier 12 months ago, may be surprised by his development this year, but he is showing no signs of abating as he has moved up the world rankings by leaps and bounds.

"Yes, I'm ready to win a grand slam and try to do it," said the world number six, who beat both Nadal and Djokovic en route to the title in Madrid earlier in May. "My goal this year is to win a Grand Slam title.

Let's see what happens at Roland Garros."

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