Serena Williams' ex-coach Rick Macci reveals his pick for French Open 2024 men's singles title

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Serena Williams' ex-coach predicts 2024 French Open men's singles winner (Source: GETTY)

Serena Williams' childhood coach Rick Macci has predicted Carlos Alcaraz to win the men's singles title at the 2024 French Open. The American believes that Alcaraz is a lock to not only triumph in Paris but also at several more Majors in his career.

This year's French Open has a fair few players gunning for the men's singles. The list includes Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud. All of these players possess a good aptitude for claycourts, which means this fortnight will be an open chance for them to achieve Grand Slam glory.

Macci, who coached the Williams sisters in the early 1990s, revealed his pick for the men's singles champion on his X account on Sunday (May 26). He insisted that Alcaraz will go all the way on the terre battue, provided he is in top physical shape, and that he will win many more Major titles in the future.

Macci also praised some aspects that Alcaraz possesses which make him an indomitable presence. He said:

"My prediction to win the French and it will his first of many is Alcaraz. If he is healthy and Fit determined with no Quit balanced on every Hit he will be last standing the others will Sit. @carlosalcaraz."

Carlos Alcaraz's projected path to the French Open 2024 title

Carlos Alcaraz lost to Novak Djokovic in last year's Roland Garros semifinals
Carlos Alcaraz lost to Novak Djokovic in last year's Roland Garros semifinals

Carlos Alcaraz has received a moderately difficult draw at this year's French Open. The Spaniard opens his campaign at Roland Garros against USA's J.J. Wolf later on Sunday (May 26).

The World No. 3's prospective second-round opponent will be the winner between Great Britain's Jack Draper and Holland's Jesper de Jong. He will most likely make it to this stage of the tournament, where he can meet 27th-seeded Sebastian Korda.

If Alcaraz navigates past Korda's challenge, he is projected to face 15th seed Ben Shelton or 21st seed Felix Auger-Aliassime for a place in the French Open quarterfinals. The going gets tougher for him in the last eight, as he can face either Stefanos Tsitsipas or Andrey Rublev.

Both players picked up titles at the lead-up ATP Masters 1000 tournaments to Roland Garros, meaning they will give the third seed some stiff resistance should they run into him. The above match-up could go a long way in preparing him for his archrival Jannik Sinner, who is also his prospective opponent in the semifinals.

A dream rematch with Novak Djokovic, who beat him in the last four at last year's French Open, awaits Carlos Alcaraz if he manages to reach his first Major final on claycourts.

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