Bartoli doesn't see Alcaraz as 'overwhelming favourite' for French Open title at Roland Garros

Marion Bartoli expressed her opinion that Carlos Alcaraz isn’t the main favorite at the French Open.

After a disappointing third-round loss at the Rome Open to Fabian Marozsan, Carlos Alcaraz traveled to France to prepare in advance for the French Open. Despite the early defeat, the Spanish player regained the world No. 1 ranking and holds a record of 30-3 this year, having already secured four titles despite starting his season late due to an injury earlier in the year.

With the absence of Rafael Nadal, several players have a better opportunity to claim victory at the second Grand Slam of the year. While many consider Alcaraz to be the tournament favorite, former tennis player Marion Bartoli dismissed the 20-year-old athlete as the top contender.

"Alcaraz is one of the favorites but he's not the overwhelming favorite. No, I don't think so. There is not one player who stands out in the pack," Bartoli said.

The former world No. 7 named the five favorites of the tournament in her opinion and added that this will be "the widest open Roland Garros."

“This is going to be the widest open Roland Garros we're going to have since Nadal's domination. I have picked five names who could win this year and they are Djokovic, Alcaraz, Holger Rune, Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. I still feel like one of those players will be the winner but picking five names who could win the men's tournament has never happened in the past in almost 20 years," she said.

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