Rafael Nadal of Spain, the king of red gravel, will start his campaign with the goal of becoming the champion for the record 14th time in the French Open Tennis tournament which starts here on Sunday. If Nadal wins the French Open title this time, it will be the 21st Grand Slam title of his career.
Defending champion Nadal has won the French Open title 13 times in the men’s singles category so far, followed by Bezon Bourne in the Open Era six times. Nadal has got the third seed in the tournament this time.
Nadal is only the third player in the world to have won the title in 2008, 2010, 2017 and 2020 without missing a set. In addition to them, Illy Nastase has done this feat in 1973 and in 1978 and 1980. The Spanish players have lost only two out of 102 matches in Paris.