10 Things To Know For The French Open
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
PARIS (AP) — A look at 10 of the top topics at the French Open, the clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Sunday and ends June 9:
1. WHY STOP AT SEVEN?
Rafael Nadal already owns a record seven French Open titles — he broke a tie with Bjorn Borg by winning last year — and is widely considered the favorite to add No. 8. He is 36-2 this season, reaching the finals of all eight tournaments he's entered, winning six. And he's as good as it gets on red clay.
2. IF HE'S SO GOOD, WHY WASN'T NADAL SEEDED NO. 1?
After a surprising second-round loss at Wimbledon last year, Nadal was off the tour for a little more than seven months with a knee injury, missing the last two Grand Slam tournaments and every other event — and missing out on the ranking points they offer. So he slid down to a current ranking of No. 4, and is seeded No. 3 because of second-ranked Andy Murray's withdrawal. While the French Open would h
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