Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal looking for a historic victory at the French Open
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have an opportunity to carve their names into history. Both, the Spaniard and the Serb know that their victory in the French Open this year would see them record an impressive milestone.
For Rafael Nadal, a victory at the French Open means his 50th career title. Rafael Nadal acquired his 49th title on Monday after defeating Novak Djokovic7-5, 6-3 at the Rome Masters. This was Rafael Nadal’s sixth trophy at the Foro Italico and 21st Masters title.
Meanwhile, the man who defeated Rafael Nadal on three different kinds of courts during seven finals in 2011, Novak Djokovic is ready to enter his name in the history books. Novak Djokovic travels to Paris with hopes of accomplishing a non-calendar year Grand Slam.
Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon and the US Open tournaments in emphatic fashion last year. Earlier this year, Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open too. This means the Serb prodigy now has to win the French Open to accomplish the coveted Grand Slam.
Novak Djokovic, who turns 24 this month, thinks he can win the French Open to complete the coveted set of four major tennis tournaments. Well, he certainly can. However, the 25-year-old Spaniard Rafael Nadal can prove to be an obstacle in Novak Djokovic’s path.
“I cannot say I'm not thinking about it,” Novak Djokovic said. “There is the possibility to win four grand slams in a row. I will be preparing for this grand Slam as I have all the others. It's a big event, it's two weeks long and one of our most important tournaments.
“I want to deliver my best game. I'm feeling good on the court, I just need to make a few adjustments before Paris but I'll be in top form.”
In the past, Rafael Nadal has been deadly at Roland Garros. The Spaniard has picked up winning form on clay courts once again too. Presently, Rafael Nadal is 16-1 on clay courts this season. Therefore, Rafael Nadal would travel to Paris as the hot favorite. However, the top seeded Nocak Djokovic has already proven he can defeat Rafael Nadal on clay, so perhaps he will prove it again.