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Djokovic, Nadal, Swiatek, Krejcikova lead entry list for Roland-Garros

Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori have already pulled out of the French Open while Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios remain on the entry list, though they say they will not play

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Spain's Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros in 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Spain’s Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros in 2021 Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic lead the men’s entry list for the 2022 Roland-Garros Championships while G.O.A.T. rival Roger Federer is missing from the roster. On the women’s side, 99 of the top 100 women have entered the tournament, including world No 1 Iga Swiatek and defending champion Barbora Krejcikova.

The French Open begins on May 22, 2022 in Paris and is the second Grand Slam of the tennis season.

On the men’s side besides Federer, Japan’s Kei Nishikori has also pulled out but former world No 1 Andy Murray and Australian Nick Kyrgios, who have both said they will not play any tournaments on the European clay court season, remain on the entry list for now. Players are automatically entered on the entry lists based on their rankings until they withdraw themselves.

Djokovic is the defending champion while Nadal will try to win the title for a record 14th time.

The last player on the men’s entry list is Hungary’s Attila Balazs, entered with a protected ranking of No 101.

On the men’s side, Aljaz Bedene, Borna Coric, Jérémy Chardy, Stan Wawrinka and Balazs are using their protected ranking to enter the main draw.

99 of the top 100 women on Roland-Garros entry list

On the women’s side, 99 of the top 100 women are entered in the main draw, led by Swiatek, defending champion Krejcikova and four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka.

Former Australian Open champion and 2020 French Open runner-up Sofia Kenin, former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, American Taylor Townsend – who gave birth to her first child in April – and recent Bogota champion Tatjana Maria have also used their protected ranking to enter the main draw of Roland-Garros.

The only top 100 woman missing is world No 70 Jaqueline Cristian, of Romania, who is currently recovering from a knee injury. The last player entered on the women’s side is British woman Harriet Dart, ranked No. 101.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, currently ranked No 243 after being out of action since Wimbledon 2021 through injury, is not on the entry list due to her low ranking. Williams could still apply for a wild card if she wishes to compete in Paris.

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