French Open Players To Watch

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal

Spain

Ranked: 1

Age: 24 (Turns 25 June 3)

2011 Match Record: 36-6

2011 Singles Titles: 2

Career Singles Titles: 45

Major Titles: 9 - French Open ('05, '06, '07, '08, '10), Wimbledon ('08, '10), U.S. Open ('10), Australian Open ('09)

Last 5 French Opens: '10-Won Championship, '09-Lost in 4th Round, '08-W, '07-W, '06-W

Topspin: Owns career record of 38-1 at French Open; only loss was in fourth round in 2009 to Robin Soderling. ... Can tie Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open championships this year. ... After winning three consecutive Grand Slam titles, lost in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in January.


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