Tennis-Penpix of the top men’s contenders at the French Open

Penpix of the top men’s contenders at the 2020 French Open (prefix denotes seeding):

2-Rafa Nadal (Spain)

World ranking: 2

Born: June 3, 1986 (Age 34)

Grand Slam titles: 19 (Australian Open 2009; French Open 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019; Wimbledon 2008, 2010; U.S. Open 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019)

Best Roland Garros performance: Winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019)

ATP career titles: 85

Nadal’s quest to break Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles hit a road bump when the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the season and postponed the French Open, his favorite major, to September.

With novel coronavirus concerns prompting him to skip a trip to New York, all Nadal can hope for is to equal his injured Swiss rival’s record at 20-20 in 2020 as he bids for a record-extending 13th title at Roland Garros.

He looked off the pace in Rome in his first tournament back after seven months, losing in the quarter-finals in straight sets to Diego Schwartzman after he was broken five times, but said he knew exactly what he needed to fix before Paris.

1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

World ranking: 1

Born: May 22, 1987 (Age 33)

Grand Slam titles: 17 (Australian Open 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020); French Open 2016; Wimbledon 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019; U.S. Open (2011, 2015, 2018)

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