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Rafael Nadal

will debut at


against Argentine

Francisco Cerúndolo

, while

Carlos Alcaraz

will start the tournament against server

Jan-Lennard Struff

The Spaniard will play for the first time against the Argentine,

number 42 in the world

, while Alcaraz will face Struff, with whom he lost his only match at

Roland Garros 2021.

Nadal has had bad luck in the draw

and could face

Marin Cilic

in the round of 16, Canadian

Felix Auger-Aliassime

in the quarterfinals , who took him to five sets at the last Roland Garros, and

Matteo Berrettini

in the semifinals , winner this season at Stuttgart and Queen's, or

Stefanos Tsitsipas


For his part, Alcaraz has

Oscar Otte

in the third round,

Jannik Sinner

in the round of 16,

Novak Djokovic

, who will debut against

Soonwoo Kwon

, in the quarters, and

Casper Ruud or Hubert Hurkacz

in the semifinals.

Therefore, Alcaraz and Nadal avoid each other until a possible (and difficult) final.

As for the rest of the Spaniards,

Pablo Carreño

will start against Serbian Dusan Lajovic,

Jaume Munar

, against Thiago Monteiro,

Albert Ramos

, against Casper Ruud,

Carlos Taberner

against Reilly Opelka,

Fernando Verdasco

against Tommy Paul, and

Roberto Bautista

against Attila Balazs.

In addition,

Pablo Andújar

will play against Cameron Norrie,

Bernabé Zapata

against Jack Sock,

Pedro Martínez

against Alex Molcan,

Feliciano López

against Botic Van De Zandschulp and

Roberto Carballés

against Jordan Thompson.

One of the most unlucky was

Alejandro Davidovich

, who was injured in Eastbourne in a finger and will have to debut against the Polish Hurkacz, winner in Halle last week and semi-finalist here in 2021.

Badosa, road with challenges

In the women's draw, the Spanish

Paula Badosa

, fourth seed, will debut at


against the American

Louise Chirico

, while

Garbiñe Muguruza

, champion in 2017, will do the same against the Belgian

Greet Minnen


The draw paired Badosa with the world number 227 and Muguruza with the number 89 of the WTA classification, whom she has never faced.

Badosa has fallen on the side of the American

Cori Gauff

, who could be her rival in the

round of 16

, the Czech

Karolina Pliskova

, who could be measured in the quarterfinals, and the Polish

Iga Swiatek

, number one in the world and with the that would cross in a hypothetical



In the path of Muguruza appears the American

Jessica Pegula

in the round of 16,


in the quarterfinals and

Badosa or Pliskova

in the semifinals.

Both tennis players have avoided

Anett Kontaveit

, second seed until the final and who will play her first match against the American

Bernarda Pera

, in addition to

Emma Raducanu, Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari


Danielle Collins

, who are in the lower part of the table .

As for the rest of the Spanish,

Sara Sorribes

will start the tournament against the American

Christina Mchale

, number 242 in the world and could face in the second round against the 'coconut' of the draw,

Serena Williams

, who will compete again a year later and will do so against the French

Harmony Tan

, 113 of the classification.

The American hasn't played singles since the first round at Wimbledon last year, when she injured her foot.

This week she has played two doubles matches at Eastbourne, together with Jabeur, but the couple withdrew after the second victory due to physical discomfort for the Tunisian.

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