This is the third of Ricky's five-part French Open preview series, running through Sunday.
Part 1: Nadal vs. Federer
Part 2: Top 25 contenders at the 2009 French Open
Part 3: Draw analysis
Part 4: Weekly "Approach Shots"
Part 5: Full tournament predictions
The big question, of course, heading into Friday's draw ceremony was on whose side of the draw would Novak Djokovic fall—Rafael Nadal's or Roger Federer's.
Nadal got a break with Djokovic getting placed in Federer's half, but that's the only break Nadal got. Aside from Djokovic being in the bottom half, this is an utterly top-heavy draw. Nadal's quarter is brutal, while Federer's is one of the easiest in recent memory.
Thu 23/05 20:25
One-hit wonder list could grow at French Open
Sun 19/05 18:12
Approach Shots: Local flavor to French Open tune-ups
Mon 13/05 04:24
Approach Shots: All hands on deck for Rome Masters
Sun 05/05 05:51
Approach Shots: Federer back for Madrid title defense
Mon 29/04 19:09
Approach Shots: Relative calm before the clay-court storm
Mon 15/04 05:08
Approach Shots: Djokovic, Nadal headline Monte-Carlo Masters
Thu 04/04 22:02
Approach Shots: Djokovic headlines Davis Cup action
Wed 20/03 04:14
Approach Shots: Djokovic, Murray headline depleted Miami field
Sun 17/03 14:31
Indian Wells final expert picks: Nadal vs. Del Potro
Mon 11/03 17:37
Approach Shots: Indian Wells Week 2 preview
Wed 27/02 19:30
The 30 best quotes of Ernests Gulbis' career
Mon 25/02 17:01
Approach Shots: Djokovic, Federer, Nadal all in action
Scan QR code to access Unibet mobile.
Bet on Sports wherever you are and whenever you like, with Unibet's quick and simple mobile client you can place bets, check results and see live odds.
For more info about QR codes & scanners click here.