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João Sousa will face North American Taylor Fritz in his debut at Roland Garros.
The Portuguese tennis player will face, for the first time, Taylor Fritz, 33rd in the hierarchy and the best American tennis player today, who in 2020 reached his best result in the second ‘major’ of the season, when playing in the third round.
João Sousa, the only national representative in the main staff of Roland Garros, and young Fritz, 23 years old and 30th seed, were placed on the same side of the grid of former world number one Roger Federer, so the winner of The meeting between the Portuguese and the North-American will be able to match forces with the 39-year-old Swiss in the third round.
Among the main favorites, the Spanish Rafael Nadal, champion in title and record holder of titles, and the Serbian Novak Djokovic will not be able to reissue the final of the last edition of the French ‘major’, since they were both on the same side of the table, too shared by Sousa and Federer.
At the bottom of the table were Russian Daniil Medvedev, world number two, Austrian Dominic Thiem (4th), twice finalist in Paris, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th) and German Alexander Zverev (6th) .
In the female sector, as well as in the male sector, favorite Ashleigh Barty, world number one, and the title champion, Polish Iga Swiatek, were also on the same side of the picture.