Top Candidates for Roland Garros 2022 

The French Open is already here and we must talk about who will be the best positioned to win the Coupe des Mousquetaires.

The top tournament for tennis on clay starts this month and the world’s best tennis players will fight to become the champion.

With odds wide open and many feeling unsure about who will be the winner, bets are going off for those who visit to try and predict who will be lifting the trophy.

Let’s take a look at who are the top candidates for Roland Garros 2022. 

Rafael Nadal

Until the day he retires, you can’t discuss potential Roland Garros winners and not mention Rafael Nadal.

The Spaniard must always be in the list for potential winners, simply for the fact that he is the all time record winner. He may not get to the tournament 100%, feeling a lot of pain in his left foot (although he has denied any big issues) and arriving without having won any of the prior titles that are played ahead of this tournament (like the Conde de Godó at Barcelona or the  Masters of Monaco, Madrid and Roma) but, despite all that, his name will always appear among the main candidates because Roland Garros is synonymous with Rafael Nadal, and Rafael Nadal is synonymous with Roland Garros. 

Novak Djokovic 

Much in the same way, we can’t forget about Novak Djokovic either. At one point enemy number one for the ATP with his stance on several issues, he has gone from strenght to strenght and silenced the doubters and the critics.

Little by little he has improved on his early year faillings and stands today as the main favorites to win in Paris, particularly when taking into account Nadal’s foot problems.

Djokovic is a different player when it comes to Grand Slams and the Serbian transforms when he plays these big tournaments.

He’s surely thinking of going after Nadal’s record and equalizing things again, leaving both with 21 Grand Slams each.

It’s important to keep in mind that Nadal will be the fifth seed, so Nole could meet either Rafa in a heated quarterfinals matchup. 

Carlos Alcaraz 

It seems amazing, and it would have been unthinkable just a year prior, but Carlos Alcaraz is another of the top candidates to win at the Court Philippe Chatrier. It seems almost unbelievable considering that this will be just his sixth Grand Slam participation, but the year is 2022 and you’ll be very mistaken not to consider him among the key candidates.

Winner in the ATP Tour 500 of Barcelona and the ATP Masters 1000 of Madrid, he has only lost one match so far this year.

He beat Nadal and Djokovic consecutively in the Spanish capital, showing that he is ready to challenge for tennis’ most prestigious tournaments and that he can endure pressure of being at the top.

Alcaraz has been a sight to be seen on a tennis court this year, playing with confidence ahd showing great personality and immense quality.

Having recovered from the ankle issues that took him out from the ATP Masters 1000 in Rome, he’ll be fresh to tackle his biggest challenge since breaking out and will most assuredly be a man to take into account.