Posted: Saturday June 8, 2013 9:49 AM

Vying for 8th French Open title, Nadal gets Ferrer

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PARIS (AP) - In the French Open final, Rafael Nadal will be trying to become the only man with eight titles at the same Grand Slam tournament.

Nadal is 58-1 for his career at Roland Garros heading into Sunday's all-Spanish championship match against David Ferrer.

It will be the first major final of the 31-year-old Ferrer's career. He would be the oldest French Open champion since 1972.

Nadal is into his 17th Grand Slam final, bidding for his 12th major trophy, which would equal Roy Emerson for the third most in history. Roger Federer has won a record 17, and Pete Sampras 14.

Toni Nadal, Rafael's uncle and coach, says it's "really a miracle'' that his nephew is back in the French Open final after missing seven months with a left knee injury.

 
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