- Associated Press - Saturday, May 26, 2012

PARIS (AP) - Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

Ranked: 1

Age: 25

Country: Serbia

2012 Match Record: 30-5

2012 Singles Titles: 2

Career Singles Titles: 30

Major Titles: 5 _ Australian Open (‘08, `11, `12), Wimbledon (‘11), U.S. Open (‘11)

Last 5 French Opens: `11-Lost in Semifinals, `10-QF, `09-3rd Round, `08-SF, `07-SF

Topspin: Winner of the past three Grand Slam tournaments and aiming to be the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win four in a row. … Also trying to become the eighth man with a career Grand Slam. … Was 41-0 in 2011 _ the best start since John McEnroe began 42-0 in 1984 _ before losing to Roger Federer in French Open semifinals. They were drawn to meet in the semifinals again this year. … Never been to the final at Roland Garros.

RAFAEL NADAL

Ranked: 2

Age: 25 (turns 26 on June 3)

Country: Spain

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