Rafa Nadal is looking to create history this year at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris as he attempts to win his seventh French open victory. As the current defending champion any have made Nadal the favourite for the tournament and with some good performances this year, it would seems a sensible bet. However Before the Spaniard can bite down on another French open trophy, it is likely he will have to deny Novak Djokovic an outstanding achievement as victory for the Serbian world number one would make him the first man since 1969 to hold all for grand slams at once.
Should these two player meet in the Paris final, it would be a superb match. Nadal who has flown back into his best form on his favoured clay surface, will pass the previous French open record set by Bjorn Borg should the 25 year old be victorious in around two weeks time.
Pete Sampras is the only player to win seven grand slams in the open ear after his numerous victories at Wimbledon from 1993 to 2000. The current world number two will have won half the number of grand slams of Pete Sampras in French Open victories alone should he win an incredible sixth successful defence of his Paris trophy after winning as a teenager against tennis legend Roger Federer in 2005.
This year’s French open seems set for a showdown between Nadal and Djokovic both ready to make history as Djokovic will complete what Nadal failed to do in 2010, but on Nadals favoured clay and on Djokovic’s weakest surface the Spaniard seems favourite to complete his magnificent run at the French Open, with a record breaking victory.