Here are some answers to your (tennis) questionsMay 12, 2016

You might wonder about Stan Wawrinka's chances of defending his French Open title. He's currently competing in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where he's the fourth seed. And some remark that the draw favours him. (Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal found themselves in the upper half of the draw.) The two-time Grand Slam champion will play in Geneva, the final warm-up tourney before Roland Garros. His preparation is not ideal if compared to last year, but many didn't bet on him (to win the French Open last year). So there.

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, received a wildcard entry in women's doubles in Rome. They lost their opening match to Andreja Klepač and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovakia, but they were looking at a fourth Olympic gold medal. It was their first match in a few years.

As the 2016 Rome Masters is about to make it midway, fans would be greeted with unexpected news off court. And it could influence the outcome of the summer season. It will be a grueling one, with the Rio Olympics to be held five weeks after Wimbledon. It might be a blessing in disguise for Federer. (The Rome Masters will be his fourth tournament of the year.) But let's not get too far ahead. You've been saddled with questions these past days, waiting for some answers. Here they are:

Is Andy Murray's career in limbo? It might be the worst-kept secret these past weeks. We're not talking about another player tying the knot, but rather Murray's parting from Amélie Mauresmo. Their two years of partnership didn't result to a Grand Slam trophy, which could have been Murray's third. And it might not be the right time. The Scot would need to look for another coach like Ivan Lendl. (Under Lendl's tutelage, Murray won the 2012 Olympics, the 2012 US Open, and the 2013 Wimbledon.) Luck of the draw can help him make a deep run, but let's not discount the form of the other contenders. It might turn out to be a summer to forget.

Will Bernard Tomic represent Australia in Rio? Tomic's antics would be old news, but his tanking (at Madrid) might cost him a chance to play in Rio de Janeiro. Nick Kyrgios came to his defense, which surprised some observers. (The two have a feud of sort after Australia's loss to the United States in the opening tie of the Davis Cup last February.) The native of Gold Coast is currently ranked at 22, which is more than enough to qualify to the Olympics. But attitude is another matter. It can be everything.

Can Nadal win his 10th French Open singles title? Nadal fans aren't betting against it after watching the Spaniard win his ninth Monte Carlo Rolex Masters trophy and ninth Barcelona Open crown. Both are all-time records. There's no doubt about his resurgence, but let's not count out Djokovic. The Coupe des Mousquetaires will put an end to speculations about his claim to tennis immortality. Wawrinka is not far behind.

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