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Final previews and picks: Mayer vs. Thiem, Bellucci vs. Sousa

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.

Rafa

2015 French Open draw analysis

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.

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Djokovic, Nadal in same quarter of French Open draw

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.

Coric

Coric among youngsters in fine form heading into French Open

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.

Rafa

2015 French Open draw analysis

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.

DjokerRafa

Djokovic, Nadal in same quarter of French Open draw

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.

Raonic playing some dubs

Raonic withdrawal shuffles French Open seeding

Unable to recover from foot surgery in time for the French Open, Milos Raonic withdrew from the season’s second Grand Slam earlier this week. Raonic, who would have been the No. 5 seed at Roland Garros, reached the quarterfinals last season.

Sousa

Geneva SF previews and picks: Giraldo vs. Bellucci, Delbonis vs. Sousa

Bellucci 1Santiago Giraldo and Thomaz Bellucci will be part of semifinal action on Friday in Geneva. Federico Delbonis and Joao Sousa are also seeking some extra momentum heading into Roland Garros.

Thiem

Nice SF previews and picks: Isner vs. Thiem, Mayer vs. Coric

John Isner and Dominic Thiem will collide in an intriguing Nice semifinal matchup on Friday. Leonardo Mayer and Borna Coric are also bidding for a spot in the title match.

Cilic practice

Geneva QF previews and picks: Cilic vs. Giraldo, Wawrinka vs. Delbonis

Marin Cilic will continue his Geneva campaign on Thursday in the quarterfinals against Santiago Giraldo. Stan Wawrinka and Federico Delbonis are also aiming for a place in the last four.

Gulbis

Nice QF previews and picks: Gulbis vs. Thiem, Isner vs. Lajovic

Frequent practice partners Ernests Gulbis and Dominic Thiem will battle for a spot in the Nice semifinals on Thursday. John Isner and Dusan Lajovic are also in action.

Coric

Coric among youngsters in fine form heading into French Open

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.

Stan

Geneva R2 previews and picks: Wawrinka vs. Rosol, Bellucci vs. Istomin

Stan Wawrinka will kick off his Geneva campaign in front of a pro-Swiss crowd when he takes the court on Wednesday against Lukas Rosol. Thomaz Bellucci and Denis Istomin are also in second-round action.

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Nice R2 previews and picks: Kyrgios vs. Thiem, Gulbis vs. Dolgopolov

Good friends and former non-stop training partners Dominic Thiem and Ernests Gulbis will contest second-round matches on Wednesday in Nice. They are set for respective meetings with Nick Kyrgios and Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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