Rafael Nadal

French Open Social Slice: The big Nadal question; Djokovic returns

On today’s Social Slice, Roland Garros ask the big question regarding Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic voices his excitement ahead of his French Open campaign. 

Whether Rafael Nadal will win his 14th Roland Garros title and race ahead of Roger Federer with 21 Major victories is the question on everybody’s lips.

Luckily enough, you can cast your vote below. Does the Spaniard win yet again? Or is an upset on the cards…

On the topic of Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard gave a heartfelt message to his compatriot Carla Suarez Navarro, who is cancer-free and competing once again on her favourite surface at Roland Garros.

Suarez Navarro will make her return against Sloane Stephens on Tuesday afternoon after 18 months off court.

World No 1 Novak Djokovic will make his first appearance at this year’s Roland Garros later today with a match against Tennys Sandgren under the lights on …

The Serbian appeared to be very excited by a new Instagram effect on Instagram sent in by a fan ahead of his French Open campaign!


Iga Swiatek made an impressive return at Roland Garros in usual circumstances, facing her best friend in Kaja Juvan.

Despite a hotly contested second set, Swiatek refused to be overawed by the occasion, prevailing 6-0 7-5 to continue her fine form.

World No 2 Daniil Medvedev finally broke his Roland Garros duck on day two with an impressive straight sets victory over Alexander Bublik.

The Russian failed to win a single match in his previous four attempts, though could reach the latter stages in a far more preferable half of the draw.

The question is, which Russian will go further in this year’s French Open Daniil Medvedev or Andrey Rublev? Or could it be Aslan Karatsev or Karen Khachanov?

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