2018 French Open Bracket and Commentary
Vive la France.
The second Grand Slam event of the 2018 tennis season is hurtling towards its conclusion on June 10. What kind of bracket website would we be without offering the 2018 French Open bracket, and a soupçon of commentary?
Roger Federer and Carolina Wozniacki were the men’s and women’s singles winners, respectively, in the first Grand Slam event, the 2018 Australian Open. As for this one, neither player will win their singles draws. Federer did not play in this year’s Roland Garros, and Wozniacki was bounced in the fourth round in Paris by Daria Kasatkina of Russia.
Your winners last year of the singles brackets were Rafael Nadal for the men and Jelena Ostapenko for the ladies. Nadal was in the quarterfinals hunt in the 2018 French Open bracket, but Ostapenko was an early exit this time.
2018 French Open Bracket: Men’s Singles Draw
Through End of Tournament: Rafael Nadal has won the French Open for the 11th time in his career. It is as close to an automatic assumption every year as you will have. His dominance of this event will go down in the history books. Nadal only dropped one set the entire tournament.
Through Men’s 4th Round: The top three seeds remain in the hunt as Rafa Nadal, Alexander Zverev, and Marin Cilic all fight on for the title. In fact, only one unseeded player, number 72 player in the world Marco Cecchinato, has gotten to the final eight. That should help the ol’ World Tennis Ranking.
Given that Nadal, a 10-time French Open winner, is the King of Clay, it’s his to lose.
2018 French Open Bracket: Women’s Singles Draw
Through End of Tournament: Simona Halep has been the women’s world number one most of this year, but until the final weekend at Roland Garros, she had never won a major. That breakthrough moment finally came as she defeated Sloane Stephens for the title.
Through Women’s 4th Round: The defeat of Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round was one of the biggest blows of the women’s draw. This happened at around the same time as Serena Williams pulling out of the tournament. No, she was not seeded, but she remained ever dangerous. America’s best hopes of winning the tournament are their dynamic young duo of Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys. Both rolled into the Roland Garros quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, #1 Simona Halep remains in the running, as does #3 Garbiñe Muguruza.