/ 27 May 2024

Au revoir Paris

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

All eyes are on Spaniard Rafael Nadal at the French Open, as this could be his last time at Roland Garros. The 37yo ‘King of Clay’ is dealing with ongoing health battles meaning even his first match tonight against 27yo fourth-seed German Alexander Zverev will be a challenge. That said, the superstar has teased that he might not be done just yet. A small consolation may be his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz is the men’s singles favourite… Definitely waving adieu is 37yo Brit Andy Murray. The Scotsman is also recovering from ruptured ankle ligaments and has already announced plans to retire this year. Meanwhile, Polish current world number one Iga Świątek is the fave for the women’s singles, given her 88% win record on clay but hot on her heels is Aussie open champ Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka… As for the Aussies, they got off to a rough start with 4 players exiting in the first round including Ajla Tomljanović who went down to Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska… Watch all the action on 9Gem.

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