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Players To Watch at The French Open

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    The French open will be on Sunday in Paris. This particular year's tournament is going to be very important for many. Most of the big contenders will not be attending, so it is prim time for someone else to take the win. Roger Federer is sitting this one out to rest for Wimbledon. Serena Williams will be out due to her pregnancy. And Maria Sharapova was not invited to the event. With that said, you couldn't ask for better circumstances for a new champion.

    Here are a couple players that I think will be worth the watch:

    Alexander Zverev:

    The 20-year-old German defeated Novak Djokovic at the Rome Masters and has shot up into the top 10. An important thing to note about Zverev is that he is widely thought to become a dominant force in the future. Though many think that this is not yet his time. I disagree with that. I think he will seize this opportunity to snatch the trophy while the big dogs are away. Not that that's any less worthy. More power to him.

    Dominic Thiem:

    And now we have 23-year-old Dominic Thiem. The young athlete impressively came in second only to Rafael Nadal this clay season. That isn't a bad thing whatsoever, considering the only person ahead of him. Afterwards, Thiem lost to the Spaniard in the Barcelona and Madrid finals. He then handed Nadal his very first loss in four tournaments in the Rome quaterfinals. Keep your eye on this one. I can most definitely see him taking out whoever is in his way.

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    Would be nice to see a newcomer start to make a run. And I agree, it's a prime opportunity with 3 of the best sitting out. Seems Novak agrees with your logic:


    Novak Djokovic adds Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev to the list of French Open favourites

    Though from reading that and watching Nadal's play this year, I give him the decided advantage, for the men's side of things. With Serena and Sharapova out for the women.. who knows.

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    Though from reading that and watching Nadal's play this year, I give him the decided advantage, for the men's side of things.

    Good call. It's him and Wawrinka in the finals. Still give the clear edge to Nadal. Check this out..

    Rafeal Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka - head to head record