The Nice title will come down to Leonardo Mayer and Dominic Thiem on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Geneva final will pit Thomaz Bellucci against Joao Sousa.
There will be no Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal French Open final in 2015. In fact, Djokovic vs. Nadal cannot even take place in the semifinals. If the two rivals advance through just four rounds, they will collide in an all-too early quarterfinal showdown at Roland Garros.
The big story heading into Friday morning’s draw ceremony at Roland Garros was the possibility of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal landing in the same quarter. That possibility became a reality, as the sixth-seeded Nadal landed in Djokovic’s top section of the bracket.
Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem, and Borna Coric are part of what has become an intriguing second-round lineup at the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur. All three up-and-comers are in fine form but looking to pick up even more momentum heading into the French Open.