Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal will open his French Open title defence against wildcard Robby Ginepri.Reuters

The French Open draw is out and defending champion Rafael Nadal is set to face wildcard Robby Ginepri in the first round, while Serena Williams will begin her title defence against wildcard Alize Lim.

The 2014 Roland Garros will start on 25 May. Nadal has an outstanding record in the French Open as he has won 59 matches and lost just one, since making his first appearance in 2005. The eight-time champion could face countryman David Ferrer in the quarterfinals.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will open his campaign against Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev, and is in same half with the King of Clay. Seventh-seed Murray has defeated Golubev in their last meeting in 2008 and will face less difficulty in reaching the quarterfinals.

Murray could face 2014 Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka in the last-eight, and then Nadal in the semifinals.

However, Nadal will face stiff competition from world number two Novak Djokovic, who has recently defeated him in the the Rome Masters final. The French Open is the only title missing from the Serbian's kitty.

Djokovic, however, has received a tough draw in the competition as the Serb will face Portugal's Joao Sousa in the opening encounter and could draw the dangerous Marin Cilic in the third round.

The second-seed could lock horns with Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarters. The Canadian displayed a gutsy performance against Djokovic in the last-eight clash at the Rome Masters. Also, Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semis.

However, fourth-seed Federer, who was knocked out in the second round at Foro Italico, will open his campaign against Lukas Lacko, and might have to get past German Thomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, to potentially face Djokovic in the semis.

Meanwhile in the women's category, defending champion Serena will face wildcard Lim in the first round. Serena has a tough draw and could potentially face sister Venus Williams in the third round and Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals.

Third-seed Agnieszka Radwanska will start her campaign against Zhang Shuai and could face eighth-seed Angelique Kerber in the last-eight. Simona Halep, the fourth-seed, could be up against Sloane Stephens in the fourth round, and Ana Ivanovic or Petra Kvitova in the quarters.

Australian Open winner and second-seed Li Na will began her title pursuit against Kristina Mladenovic. She could be up against Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round and potentially face either Sara Errani or Jelena Jankovic in the quarterfinals.