Djokovic, Nadal, Federer Lead 2019 Roland Garros Seeds
NEWS SOURCE: ATP News
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the top three seeds for a second straight Grand Slam tournament. World No. 1 Djokovic will take his place on the top line of the 2019 Roland Garros draw, while 11-time champion Rafael Nadal will lead contenders in the bottom half as the No. 2 seed.
Third seed Federer, playing at the clay-court major for the first time since 2015, will need to wait until the draw ceremony on Thursday evening in Paris to see if he falls in Djokovic or Nadal’s half of the draw. Dominic Thiem, who handed Nadal a defeat en route the Barcelona title, will be in the other half as the No. 4 seed.
Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori, Juan Martin del Potro, and a pair of recent first-time ATP Masters 1000 champions – Fabio Fognini (Monte-Carlo) and Karen Khachanov (Paris) – round out the Top 10 seeds.
Four #NextGenATP players will also be seeded at Roland Garros, with 20-year-old Tsitsipas leading the way at No. 6. Denis Shapovalov is No. 21, followed by Australian Alex de Minaur at No. 22 and 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime at No. 26.
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POSTED ON May 22, 2019