Nadal, Federer in same half of French Open draw

Paris (AFP) –


Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were placed in the same half of the draw for the French Open on Thursday meaning the two longtime rivals could meet in the semi-finals.

Nadal is chasing a 12th title in Paris while 2009 champion Federer is playing in the tournament for the first time since 2015.

Nadal starts against a qualifier while Federer faces Italy's Lorenzo Sonego.

Top seed Novak Djokovic starts his campaign against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz.