French Open 2023 men's singles seeds: Carlos Alcaraz top seed for first time at a Grand Slam, Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic complete Top-3

Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic are the top 3 seeds at the French Open
Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic are the top 3 seeds at the French Open

The French Open 2023 is just around the corner, with the qualifying fixtures already underway. This year's tournament will not have Rafael Nadal competing but a number of top players will take part.

Carlos Alcaraz's second-round win at the Italian Open was enough to guarantee him the top spot in the ATP rankings, despite his loss in the very next round. The Spaniard will thus be the top seed at the French Open, the first time he has earned that honor at a Grand Slam.

Alcaraz was at the top of the rankings during the Australian Open too but was forced to pull out of the tournament after suffering an injury during training. The 20-year-old will be arguably the heaviest favorite to win the clay-court Major this year considering his current run of form.

Daniil Medvedev's triumph in Rome saw him climb to No. 2 in the ATP rankings. The Russian will therefore be the second seed at the French Open, and among the favorites to win given his 10-2 record on clay so far this season.

Novak Djokovic's quarterfinal exit at the Italian Open saw him drop two spots down to third in the ATP rankings, and he will be seeded third at this year's clay-court Major. This is only the second time since 2010 (the first being 2018) that the Serb is not among the top two seeds at the French Open.

With Rafael Nadal not competing, Novak Djokovic will certainly fancy his chances at Roland Garros. The 36-year-old is bidding to win the tournament for the third time in his career, and clinch a record 23rd Grand Slam in the process.

Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas complete the top 5 seeds at the French Open 2023

Casper Ruud in action at the Italian Open
Casper Ruud in action at the Italian Open

Last year's runner-up Casper Ruud will be seeded fourth in this year's tournament. Ruud is expected to have another good run given that he reached the semifinals in Rome.

2021 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas will be the fifth seed at the French Open 2023. The Greek is another player capable of contending for the title considering his claycourt skills.

Monte-Carlo and Rome runner-up Holger Rune will be seeded sixth, followed by Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner at seventh and eighth respectively. Taylor Fritz and Felix Auger-Aliassime will be seeded ninth and 10th respectively.

Here is the full list of seeded players for the men's singles tournament at the French Open 2023:

1Carlos Alcaraz
2Daniil Medvedev
3Novak Djokovic
4Casper Ruud
5Stefanos Tsitsipas
6Holger Rune
7Andrey Rublev
8Jannik Sinner
9Taylor Fritz
10Felix Auger-Aliassime
11Karen Khachanov
12Frances Tiafoe
13Hubert Hurkacz
14Cameron Norrie
15Borna Coric
16Tommy Paul
17Lorenzo Musetti
18Alex de Minaur
19Roberto Bautista Agut
20Dan Evans
21Jan-Lennard Struff
22Alexander Zverev
23Francisco Cerundolo
24Sebastian Korda
25Botic van de Zandschulp
26Denis Shapovalov
27Yoshihito Nishioka
28Grigor Dimitrov
29Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
30Ben Shelton
31Miomir Kecmanovic
32Bernabe Zapata Miralles

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Edited by Yash Singh
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