- Associated Press - Friday, May 25, 2012

PARIS (AP) - If Novak Djokovic is going to win a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title, he might have to beat Roger Federer in the French Open semifinals.

Friday’s draw set them up to face each other in Paris at the same stage as last year, when Federer ended Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak.

That was Djokovic’s last loss at a major tournament. Seeded No. 1 at the French Open for the first time, he will play 97th-ranked Potito Starace of Italy in the first round and could face Lleyton Hewitt next.

Djokovic’s quarterfinal opponent could be No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Other possible quarterfinals: Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro or Tomas Berdych; six-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal vs. Janko Tipsarevic; No. 4 Andy Murray vs. No. 6 David Ferrer.



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