(1) Rafael Nadal
- DOB: 03/06/1986
- Nationality: ESP
- Became Pro: 2001
- Height: 1.85
The defending champion will bid to equal Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open titles this year.
Nadal has truly earned his 'king of clay' tag by winning at Roland Garros in five of the past six seasons. Indeed he has only ever lost one match at the venue - his 2009 last-16 clash with Robin Soderling.
On two occasions, including last year, he has won the event without even dropping a set.
However, many expect Nadal not to have things so easy on his favourite claycourts in 2011.
Novak Djokovic's stunning form has, to an extent, put Nadal in the shade.
The Serb beat Nadal in the finals in Indian Wells and Miami and, more worringly for the Spaniard, then ended his two-year unbeaten run on clay with victories in Madrid and Rome.
Nadal will still likely start as the favourite at Roland Garros, a venue he's made his second home, but it's far from a foregone conclusion this year.
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