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We are slowly approaching the business end of the 2nd Grand Slam of the season. Everybody knows that Roland Garros is Rafael Nadal’s territory, a man who won the 10 of the last 12 French Opens he played! The Spaniard’s dominance on clay is prominent and he is widely considered as the greatest clay court player ever. With the absence of some bigger stars like Roger Federer, Andy Murray and a struggling Novak Djoković, the possibility of a new champion can’t be ruled out as well.

5. Dominic Thiem :

○Age – 24
○2018 titles – 1

Thiem, the young Australian has legs to survive 5 set matches, his superb returns makes him dangerous. He recently lost to Nadal at Monte Carlo Masters but he showed his strength at Roland Garros by attending last two semi finals here. He will be a player to look out for.

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4. Alexander Zverev :

○ Rank – 3
○ Age – 21
○ 2018 titles – 8

The tall German is the most valuable youngster in current times. His big serves and glorious hits from the baseline makes him one of the candidates for a new champion. With 8 titles this season his form could be the boost for him.

3. Novak Djoković :

○ Rank – 22
○ Age – 31

This man doesn’t need any introduction. The 2016 champion is set to fight for another French open title to his name. The 12 times Grand Slam winner will look to shed his rough patch of form and win a crown this year. He will be a threat to Rafa.

2. Marin Cilić :

○ Rank – 4
○ Age – 29

The tall Croat is another name in the list of probable champions this season. Having played two of the last three Grand Slam finals and his sudden rise to the ranks makes him a prime candidate for the Roland Garros this year.

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1. Rafael Nadal :

○ Rank – 1
○ Age – 31
○ French Open Titles – 10
○ 2018 titles – 3

The champion of the clay court, a whooping 10 times winner of the Roland Garros is the leading player to win this year. With residing back to the top ranking after a while and with form on his side it can be a cake walk for the legendary Spaniard this year.