The French Open 2021 main-draw action began on Sunday, May 30 and will run until Sunday, June 13, in Paris, France.
The tournament will be headlined by Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the men’s side and Iga Swiatek, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams on the women’s side.
Nadal’s attempt to a record-extending 14th title at Roland Garros will be in focus over the coming fortnight. However, it won’t be easy for the third-seeded Spaniard, as world No.1 Djokovic and fellow 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer are in the same part of the men’s draw.
The draw is such that the three most successful players in the history of the men’s game will be on a collision course, which means no more than one of them can reach the final. The trio won 17 of the last 20 Grand Slam titles between them and they will be challenged by the likes of Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev along the way.
In the women’s draw, reigning champion Iga Swiatek will defend her title just seven months after winning it, on account of last year’s Covid-delayed start. The iconic Grand Slam will also see second seed Naomi Osaka making a comeback after missing it last year. She could take on American great Serena Williams in the semi-finals. Serena will be eyeing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title.