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Djokovic the biggest obstacle to Nadal


If Spain bull Rafel Nadal wants to win a record 10th French open, he needs to come up with his best once again. The draw was released for the tournament to start on Sunday. Both Djokovic and Nadal are in the same half and might face each other in semis. Nadal holds a 72-2 record in this tournament. Nadal who left the last French Open midway due to injury, this time won Montecarlo Masters, Barcelona Open, Madrid Open titles and is on a good run.

Nadal faces France’s Benoit Payer in the first round and may face Simone of France in the third round, Ranoic of Canada in quarters. The other half will have Andy Murray and former Wawrinka.

Djokovic who finished career grandslam last year will face Granolers of Spain in the first round. Though lacking notable victories this season, Djokovic seems upbeat with new coach Andre Agassi at the helm.

In womens section, defending champion Marguza, top seed Angelie Kerber of Germany are in the same half and might face each other in semis. Kerber will face Makarova and Marguza Schiavoni in their respective first rounds.

Lara votes for England

Former cricketing great Lara says that his favorite is definitely England to win the upcoming Champions trophy. He feels that its game suits the ODI style to the tee. In 2004, Lara lead West Indies beat England in final to become victorious. “Taking into consideration the present situation, England is my favorite. The team that lost in lost against West Indies in T20 finals has transformed a lot and is not dependent on a single player like previous. Good number of allrounders in their team is an addend strength.”