Roland Garros 2019: Three Storylines You Should Be Watching

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 20: Roger Federer of Switzerland fields questions from the media at a player availability session on Day 3 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau on March 20, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Action at Roland Garros this year is right around the corner. Here is what you need to be looking out for at the 2019 French Open.

When it comes to what to lookout for at Roland Garros this year, let’s start with a major storyline. This one involves none other than Roger Federer. The Swiss tennis legend is typically one to pass on the clay court season. Not this time around though. Federer, a former champion at the French Open, is ready to take on the field yet again. This is not the norm for the tennis legend.

All eyes are on Federer as he continues to defy age. He is likely participating in this year’s French Open because he may only have a handful of (if that) opportunities left to really do so. Players like him and Novak Djokovic are not the usual ones to watch at Roland Garros. The player to watch is of course Rafael Nadal. This year, things could be different.

Federer is a massive fan favorite and is arguably the greatest tennis player to ever grace a court. He commands respect anytime he’s out there. Clay court or not, Federer is a force. Nothing would be more fitting than a deep run, or even a title, for the Swiss legend. The men’s singles field is sure to be stacked with talent though. Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have headlined the sport for much of the last two years, reasserting themselves on tour. The must, however, fend off dozens of other rising ATP stars and veterans who look to challenge them.

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