Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep to Lead French Open 2020 Seeds’ Column

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The French Open 2020 seeds were recently unveiled. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic maintained his position as the top seed after he thrashed Diego Schwartzman to win the Italian Open 2020 title. But Swiss Maestro Roger Federer wasn’t a part of the seeds, since he won’t feature in the tournament. The US Open 2020 winner Dominic Thiem is at the third spot in the seeds. World No. 2, Rafael Nadal, is at the number two seed despite his humiliating loss to Diego Schwartzman.

Since World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won’t play at the French Open 2020, the Italian Open 2020 winner Simona Halep is the top seed at the tournament. Her counterpart at the Italian Open 2020 finals, World No. 4 Karolina Pliskova, who got injured in the match, is at the second seed. Chances of another Halep versus Pliskova final at the French Open 2020 are high. The 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams is currently at the sixth seed.

French Open 2020 seeds: Gentlemen’s Singles

Novak Djokovic at Italian Open 2020 finals
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the final against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman. Pool via REUTERS/Riccardo Antimiani

While fans could not watch a Nadal versus Djokovic final at the Italian Open 2020, it could happen now, and that too, on clay. So far, Djokovic has been unbeaten in 2020 while Nadal plays the best on clay. However, this is the first time in 12 years that 12-time French Open winner Nadal will be playing at the French Open without winning any title on clay.

The US Open 2020 runner up Alexander Zverev is at the sixth spot in the seeds. However, the real surprise is that the young sensation and Italian Open 2020 runner up Diego Schwartzman is at the 12th spot in the seeds. The seeds are:

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Dominic Thiem
  4. Daniil Medvedev
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  6. Alexander Zverev
  7. Matteo Berrettini
  8. Gael Monfils
  9. Denis Shapovalov
  10. Roberto Bautista Agut
  11. David Goffin
  12. Diego Schwartzman
  13. Andrew Rublev
  14. Fabio Fognini
  15. Karen Khachanov
  16. Stan Wawrinka
  17. Pablo Carreno Busta
  18. Grigor Dimitrov
  19. Milos Raonic
  20. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  21. Cristian Garin
  22. John Isner
  23. Dusan Lajovic
  24. Benoit Paire
  25. Borna Coric
  26. Alex de Minaur
  27. Filip Krajinovic
  28. Taylor Fritz
  29. Casper Ruud
  30. Hubert Hurkacz
  31. Jan-Lennard Struff
  32. Nikoloz Basilashvili

French Open 2020 seeds: Ladies’ Singles

Simona Halep with the Italian Open 2020 title
Simona Halep with the Italian Open 2020 title. Riccardo Antimiani/Pool via REUTERS

The US Open 2020 winner Naomi Osaka isn’t a part of the seeds, since she isn’t participating in the tournament. The runner-up of the tournament and the one who knocked Serena Williams out of the US Open 2020, Victoria Azarenka is at the 11th spot. Since defending champion Ashleigh Barty isn’t part of the tournament, Simona Halep is the second seed. Former World No.1 Angelique Kerber is the 19th seed. The seeds are:

  1. Simona Halep
  2. Karolina Pliskova
  3. Elina Svitolina
  4. Sofia Kenin
  5. Kiki Bertens
  6. Serena Williams
  7. Belinda Bencic
  8. Petra Kvitova
  9. Aryna Sabalenka
  10. Johanna Konta
  11. Victoria Azarenka
  12. Garbine Muguruza
  13. Madison Keys
  14. Petra Martic
  15. Elina Rybakina
  16. Marketa Vondrousova
  17. Elise Mertens
  18. Anett Kontaveit
  19. Angelique Kerber
  20. Alison Riske
  21. Maria Sakkari
  22. Jennifer Brady
  23. Dayana Yestremska
  24. Karolina Muchova
  25. Yulia Putintseva
  26. Amanda Anisimova
  27. Donna Vekic
  28. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  29. Svetlana Kuznetsova
  30. Sloane Stephens
  31. Magda Linette
  32. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Gentlemen’s Doubles Seeds

The French Open 2019 winners Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies are at the eighth spot in the French Open 2020 seeds. The men’s doubles seeds are:

  1. Juan Sebestian Cabel and Robert Farah
  2. Rajiv Ram and Joe Salisbury
  3. Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo
  4. Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek
  5. Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos
  6. Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares
  7. Nicolas Mahut and Fabrice Martin
  8. Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies
  9. Welsey Koolhof and Nikola Mektic
  10. Raveen Klaseen and Olivier Marach
  11. Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau
  12. John Peers and Michael Venus
  13. Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski
  14. Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin
  15. Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor
  16. Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen

French Open 2020 seeds: Ladies’ Doubles

The defending champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic occupy the second seed at the French Open 2020. The seeds are:

  1. Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova
  2. Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic
  3. Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka
  4. Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova
  5. Gabriela Dabrowski and Jelena Ostapenko
  6. Kveta Peschke and Demi Schuurs
  7. Veronika Kudermetova and Zhang Shuai
  8. Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara
  9. Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  10. Lucie Hradecka and Andreja klepac
  11. Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva
  12. Hayley Carter and Luisa Stefani
  13. Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk
  14. Viktoria Kuzmova and Kristyna Pliskova
  15. Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiya Kichenok
  16. Cori Gauff and Caty McNally

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