The Spaniard starts as a favorite on earth where Federer never won. Women still for the Fed Cup semi-finals
The Monte Carlo tournament, as usual, will open the European season on the ground, a season that will culminate with the 89th edition of Roland Garros.
Attention to Rafael Nadal, favorite with 11 victories in the tournament (8 consecutive years from 2005 to 2012 and from 2016 to 2018 for the other 3. Spaniard, number 2 of the seeding, will play against one of John Millman or Roberto Bautista Agut, then in the third round Dimitrov or Shapovalov, in the Cilic, Wawrinka or Cecchinato quarters, in the Coric, Zverev or Nishikori semifinals.
Novak Dkokovic, instead, winner of the 2015 tournament and number 1 in the world, will play against Daniel or Kohlschreiber, then Edmund, Schwartzman or Tsonga, in the Tsitsipas quarter-finals, in the semi-finals of Thiem or Khachanov.
STOP WTA: space for the Fed Cup semi-finals, scheduled France – Romania in Rouen and Australia – Belarus in Brisbane
Only one precedent between France and Romania played in Philadelphia in 1976 and won by Romania 3-0. The challenge between Australia and Belarus is instead unprecedented. For Belarus it could be the second Fed Cup final after the one lost in 2017 in Misnk against the United States, for Romania the first ever, for Australia the number 18 (the first since 1993) and for France the fifth (the last in 2016).
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