French Open 2021: Your form guide for the men's singles championship in Paris

Rafa Nadal: Peerless in Paris
Rafa Nadal: Going for title No 14 in Paris

Since 2005, Rafa Nadal has lost just twice at Roland Garros. So what chance for a 14th title in June? Check out our form stats ahead of Paris 2021. Words and stats by Andy Swales...

"In 16 years at Roland Garros, Nadal has lost just two matches out of 102, with one of these being at the hands of Djokovic in 2015."

Judging by Rafa Nadal's form during this year's European clay court season, the Spaniard does not appear to be ready, just yet, to relinquish his Roland Garros crown.

Seemingly not satisfied with 13 victories on Paris clay, Nadal will once again head to the capital hoping to add another glorious chapter to his catalogue of French Open successes.

Nadal will turn 35 during the opening week of the tournament and, despite losing twice on his favourite surface during early Spring, he won the titles in Barcelona and Rome.

This includes a three-setter against his old rival Novak Djokovic in the final of the Italian Open, which is generally accepted as being the second most important clay court title in tennis.

Djokovic, who recently turned 34, is likely to be his biggest threat when the French Open begins on Sunday, May 30th.

The Serbian is playing a tournament this week in his home country and remains the man most likely to topple the reigning champ.

Latest odds for the men's singles in Paris

In 16 years at Roland Garros, Nadal has lost just two matches out of 102, with one of these being at the hands of Djokovic in 2015.

Yet Djokovic was no match for Nadal at Roland Garros last October, when the tournament was staged five months later than originally planned because of the pandemic.

Djokovic was destroyed in straight sets, winning a total of just two games from the opening two sets. Maybe the warmer conditions of May and June will prevent this from happening this time around.

However, despite these two all-time greats starting out, once again, as the players to beat, the younger brigade are moving ever closer to these legends of men's tennis:

Matteo Berrettini: Won the low grade clay court event in Belgrade during April and reached the final of the Masters Series tournament in Madrid, losing in three sets to Alexander Zverev.

Andrey Rublev: The 23-year-old Russian beat Nadal in Monte Carlo before losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.

Jannik Sinner: The 19-year-old Italian is the highest-ranked teenager in the men's game. He made it to the semi-finals in Barcelona, having come from nowhere to reach the quarter-finals at Roland Garros last autumn. A highly unlikely winner this year but capable of creating havoc which ever half of the draw he is in.

Latest odds for the women's singles in Paris

Dominic Thiem: A two-time French Open runner-up - no prizes for guessing who beat him on each occasion. Has won more ATP Tour titles on clay than any other surface, but arrives in Paris a little under cooked compared with many of his rivals. However, he did reach the semi-finals in Madrid, losing to Zverev but suffered a shock defeat to Britain's Cameron Norrie in Lyon last week. Is the reigning US Open champion.

Stefanos Tsitsipas: Could just be the guy to end Nadal's run. The 22-year-old from Greece won the Masters Series event in Monte Carlo without dropping a set. He then continued this form in Barcelona right through to the final where he lost 7-5 in the third to Nadal. Also played well in Rome where Djokovic ended his run at the quarter-final stage - once again 7-5 in the decider. He then won the title in Lyon last week, beating Norrie in the final. Tsitsipas took Djokovic to five sets in a Paris semi-final last October.

Alexander Zverev: One of two players to have beaten Nadal on clay this season, winning in straight sets at the quarter-final stage in Madrid. The 24-year-old from Hamburg went on to win the title before Nadal exacted revenge in Rome.

Click here to view 10-year form at Roland Garros

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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Last 10 Grand Slam Results (selected players)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player A21 F20 U20 A20 U19 W19 F19 A19 U18 W18
Novak Djokovic Won RU Rd-4 Won Rd-4 Won SF Won Won Won
Daniil Medvedev RU Rd-1 SF Rd-4 RU Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-3
Rafael Nadal QF Won QF Won SF Won RU SF SF
Dominic Thiem Rd-4 QF Won RU Rd-1 Rd-1 RU Rd-2 QF Rd-1
Stefanos Tsitsipas SF SF Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 SF Rd-2 Rd-4
Alexander Zverev QF Rd-4 RU SF Rd-4 Rd-1 QF Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-3
Andrey Rublev QF QF QF Rd-4 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Roger Federer SF QF RU SF Rd-4 Rd-4 QF
Matteo Berrettini Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-2 SF Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Diego Schwartzman Rd-3 SF Rd-1 Rd-4 QF Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2
Roberto Bautista Agut Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 SF Rd-3 QF Rd-1
Pablo Carreno Busta Rd-3 QF SF Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1
David Goffin Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-4 QF Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1
Denis Shapovalov Rd-3 Rd-2 QF Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2
Gael Monfils Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 QF Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4
Casper Ruud Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1
Grigor Dimitrov QF Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-2 SF Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1
Jannik Sinner Rd-1 QF Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Hubert Hurkacz Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Milos Raonic Rd-4 Rd-2 QF Rd-4 QF Rd-4 QF
Felix Auger-Aliassime Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1
Cristian Garin Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2
Alex de Minaur Rd-3 Rd-1 QF Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-3
Karen Khachanov Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 QF Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-4
Daniel Evans Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2
Aslan Karatsev SF
Fabio Fognini Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-3
Nikoloz Basilashvili Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1
Taylor Fritz Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2
Ugo Humbert Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Lorenzo Sonego Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
John Isner Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 QF SF
Benoit Paire Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3
Adrian Mannarino Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4
Dusan Lajovic Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1
Albert Ramos-Vinolas Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Filip Krajinovic Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1
Alexander Bublik Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2
Jan-Lennard Struff Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3
John Millman Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 QF Rd-2
Marin Cilic Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4 QF Rd-2
Marton Fucsovics Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Kei Nishikori Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 QF QF QF SF QF
Miomir Kecmanovic Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1
Reilly Opelka Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-1
Cameron Norrie Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Dominik Koepfer Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-2
Lloyd Harris Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Laslo Djere Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Richard Gasquet Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1
Jeremy Chardy Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1
Tommy Paul Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1
Aljaz Bedene Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Guido Pella Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 QF Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3
Yoshihito Nishioka Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Feliciano Lopez Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Alexei Popyrin Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-3
Jordan Thompson Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Federico Delbonis Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Tennys Sandgren Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 QF Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Sam Querrey Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 QF Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3
Sebastian Korda Rd-4 Rd-1
Corentin Moutet Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1
Stefano Travaglia Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Gilles Simon Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2
Jiri Vesely Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4
Frances Tiafoe Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 QF Rd-2 Rd-3
Emil Ruusuvuori Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2
Pablo Andujar Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Radu Albot Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3
Egor Gerasimov Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2
Thiago Monteiro Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Fernando Verdasco Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1
Salvatore Caruso Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3
Lorenzo Musetti
Jaume Munar Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Marcos Giron Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Steve Johnson Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Lucas Pouille Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 SF Rd-3 Rd-2
Pierre-Hugues Herbert Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2
Norbert Gombos Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1
Soonwoo Kwon Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Gianluca Mager Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Federico Coria Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2
Ricardas Berankis Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Ilya Ivashka Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2
Pedro Martinez Rd-3 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Yannick Hanfmann Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Roberto Carballes Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1
Andreas Seppi Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-2
Juan Ignacio Londero Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-4
Kevin Anderson Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-4 RU
Marco Cecchinato Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
James Duckworth Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1
Mikael Ymer Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2
Mikhail Kukushkin Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-2
Pablo Cuevas Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-3 Rd-2 Rd-1
Facundo Bagnis Rd-1
Joao Sousa Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-4 Rd-1 Rd-3 Rd-4 Rd-1
Philipp Kohlschreiber Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-1 Rd-1 Rd-2 Rd-2 Rd-4 Rd-3

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