Don't discount Monaco, Cornet from floating deep in the French draw

This Spaniard can be lethal at times. No, not Rafael Nadal but Fernando Verdasco. He's just one of a handful of dark horses clamoring to make noise at the French Open.

Updated: May 22, 2008, 4:59 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special ESPN.com

Let's face it: Only a minor miracle would prevent Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic from walking away with the French Open title. Perhaps it would be a minor miracle if Nadal himself fails to claim a fourth straight crown.

The women's draw is wide-open after the Queen of Clay, Justine Henin, abruptly called it quits, so Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova probably all fancy their chances.

Dangerous floaters, though, ...

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