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Can Anyone Outside The Top Two Seeds Win In Paris?

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

The 2014 French Open is about to begin at Roland Garros in Paris and the question most tennis fans will be wanting answered is, can anyone other than the top two seeds in the men’s and women’s draw win the title on the Parisian clay? Rafael Nadal (No.1 seed) and Novak Djokovic (No.2 seed) are the talk of the men’s draw with the majority of tennis pundits predicting a final showdown between the two best players in the world on the last Sunday of the tournament, similarly the same could be said on the women’s side of things with Serena Williams (No.1 seed) and Li Na (No.2 seed) favoured to go deep into the tournament also.

Eight-time champion Nadal is still the favourite in most people’s mind with the King of Clay shooting for an amazing ninth title in Paris while Djokovic’s recent victory over the Spaniard in Rome has many predicting that the Serb is ready to join the career Grand Slam club in 2014, Serena is a raging hot favourite on the women’s side but the American is sometimes prone to injury and if she is unfortunate enough to falter because of that then the tournament could become wide open, Li Na is the only Grand Slam winner this season on the women’s side and the world No.2 can also boast a former French Open title to her credit as well.

So who are the likely contenders who can stop the top two seeds from taking all the spoils in Paris again this year, Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer, David Ferrer or Tomas Berdych perhaps in the men’s, or can one of the new breed more »