Defending champion Nadal, fresh from his ninth Italian Open title last weekend, will see first two rounds in the French capital against qualifiers, and a possible third-round encounter with Belgian David Goffin looms ahead as the draw for French Open took place here on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.
Federer, in his first appearance at Roland Garros since 2015, will take on Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in the opening round. He has to overcome the Greek talent Stefanos Tsitsipas ahead of highly-anticipated semifinal against Nadal, while the sixth seed should also beware of Stan Wawrinka or Marin Cilic beforehand.
World number one Novak Djokovic, in quest for rare four Grand Slam titles in a row across the year, meets Hubert Hurkacz of Poland before possibly facing American player Sam Querrey in the second round. Denis Shapovalov, Borna Coric, Fabio Fognini and Alexander Zverev will be the Serbian's potential challenger in his quarter.
In the women's category, Naomi Osaka targets at her third straight Grand Slam champion. If things go well in the first round against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, the world number one would embrace the challenge from either the 2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko or former world number one Victoria Azarenka.
The top half also featured the title holder Simona Halep, who might take on Petra Kvitova after making into the last eight.
Wang Yafan, the other Chinese player out of five, plays Marketa Vondrousova and would challenge Kerber if advanced.
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