The 2019 French Open's men's singles tournament may produce a very unlikely winner this time. 2009 edition winner Roger Federer returned to Paris after a four-year hiatus. His decision to compete on the red dirt created a frenzy among the Tennis faithful. He has done fairly well thus far and, for a guy who will turn 38 soon, he seems pretty sharp and eager to produce high-quality tennis.

According to ESPN, Federer dispatched Casper Ruud, of Norway, in another trademark straight-set win to secure a spot in the fourth round. Basically, he's four wins away from securing a second crown in Paris. It would mark the end of a decade since his sole triumph in Paris occurred.

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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal on collision course

As far as the draw is concerned, Roger Federer might want to thank the odds for being kind with him. The first three rounds saw seemingly accessible opponents looming at the other end of the tennis court.

The fourth round is likely to require an increased level of mastery and skill for Roger Federer to make it to the quarterfinals.

Stefanos Tsitsipas might come in his way as the young Greek tennis star is trying to keep the upward trend going.

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Assuming both players would get to the meeting, it would the perfect way for a revenge match for Federer who lost to Tsitsipas earlier this year in Melbourne.

Should he gets past that test, Federer may come across the defending champion, Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard is looking to secure a dazzling twelfth title at the French Open.

Another Fedal would be a bonus from this year's French Open. According to the official head to head stats available on the ATP website, last time this two met at Roland Garros was back in 2011, in the tournament's final match. Nadal won that clash.

Federer wins 400th career Grand Slam match

Getting past Casper Ruud not only earned Federer a spot in the tournament's next phase but also landed him his 400th career Grand Slam match.

This year has another special side. It's been 20 years since Roger Federer made his debut at the French Open back in 1999.

With all these impressive numbers in his corner, it's easy to let the flow going as the fairytale seems to keep going.

The vast majority agree upon Roger Federer's limited capacity to sustain a whole fortnight on the red clay. His appearances in Madrid and Rome pointed out some of the limitations, but one is allowed to dream. It'll cost nothing, and, in case the dream comes true, the adrenaline would rush into the system to get splashed on every vein and artery from the body.

Let's not forget that no one saw that 2017 revival coming either.

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Therefore, there's hope, there's Federer playing at the French Open, and there's a chance he may actually win the whole thing.

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