RG: The draw
The Roland Garros draw was performed today. You can see the results here (html) or here (pdf). Rafa is in Djokovic’s half while Ferrer is in Federer’s. He will start his tournament by playing Daniel Brands – it will be their first ever meeting. Seeds in Rafa’s quarter include: Gasquet, F Mayer, Wawrinka, Nishikori, Paire, and Fognini. Seeds in the rest of the top half are Djokovic, Dimitrov, Dolgopolov, Kohlschreiber, Haas, Isner, Youzhny and Tipsarevic. Seeds in the other half are Berdych, Robredo, Seppi, Almagro, Raonic, Anderson, Granollers, Ferrer, Tsonga, Chardy, Monaco, Cilic, Simon, Querrey, Benneteau and Federer. It’s actually not a bad draw for Rafa until the semis. If things go by seeding (yeah, stop laughing), this would be his path to the final: Brands, Klizan, Fognini, Nishikori, Gasquet, Djokovic, Federer.