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French Open draw LIVE: Latest updates as Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz learn fate

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu have all withdrawn due to injury

Michael Jones
Thursday 25 May 2023 14:32 BST
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Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are yet to meet at a grand slam
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are yet to meet at a grand slam (Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz could meet in the French Open semi-finals after they were drawn in the same half of the tournament, while defending women’s champion Iga Swiatek was handed a tough route to the final.

British No 1 Cameron Norrie could face Alcaraz in the fourth round, with Stefanos Tsitsipas a potential quarter-final opponent for the 20-year-old Spaniard. Djokovic, who will attempt to win a record 23rd grand slam title in Paris, was drawn in the same quarter as Andrey Rublev.

In the women’s draw, defending champion Swiatek and Barbora Krejcikova - the winners of the last three women’s singles titles at Roland Garros - could meet in the fourth round, with Victoria Azarenka also a potential opponent at that stage.

Swiatek is also projected to play Coco Gauff in the quarter-finals - in what would be a rematch of last year’s final - while the Pole also landed in the same half of the draw as Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina - who has won all three of their meetings this season.

Follow all the updates from the French Open draw:

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After a quick pause to make sure the women’s draw was legitimate, it was, we’re now onto the men’s bracket.

As before the non-seeded players are drawn first at random.

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:34
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Some of the other big draws are as follows:

Victoria Azarenka (18) vs Bianca Andreescu

Veronika Kudermetova (11) vs Anna Karolina Schmeidlova

Petra Kvitova (10) vs Elisabetta Cocciaretto

Daria Kasatkina (9) vs Jule Niemeier

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:33
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The eighth seed Maria Sakkari takes on Karolina Muchova with fifth seed Caroline Garcia facing Xiyu Wang from China.

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:28
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Coco Gauff is drawn on the same side of the draw as Iga Swiatek and will take on Rebeka Masarova.

Ons Jabeur meanwhile is drawn against Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti.

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:27
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Jessica Pegula, the No. 3 seed, will play the USA’s Danielle Collins in the opening round and is on the same side of the draw as Sabalenka.

Elena Rybakina is drawn against one of the 20 qualifiers.

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:23
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Iga Switek is placed on the first line and will take on Cristina Bucsa in the first round.

Aryna Sabalenka is drawn against Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine.

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:22
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It seems as though French international rugby star Antoine Dupont will be helping to draw the remaining players.

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:20
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The non-seeded players will be drawn first at random.

There’s a lot of them so we’ll focus on who the big names in the women’s game get drawn against.

The seeded players will be added into the bracket in a specific order with the No. 1 seed, Iga Swiatek placed in the first line and the No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka placed on the 128th.

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:15
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The bracket for the women’s singles tournament will be drawn first.

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:11
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After the welcome from the president there’s a highlights package of last years’s tournament which saw Rafa Nadal lift the trophy for a 14th time while Iga Swiatek won her second French Open title.

Mike Jones25 May 2023 13:10

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