FRENCH OPEN 2023: Alcaraz, Djokovic on same half of draw; Swiatek-Gauff could be in quarterfinals
Carlos alcaraz and the man he just replaced atop the rankings 22 time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic were placed in the same half of the French Open field in Thursday's draw and could face each other in the semifinals. The 20 year old alcaraz is seated number one at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time and was automatically placed in the top section of the bracket, Djokovic is seated number three. 14 time champion Rafael Nadal will be missing for the first time since he made his debut at the clay court major in 2005, play begin Sunday at Roland Garros. I'm geffen coolbaugh.