- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

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

RAFAEL NADAL

Seeded: 1

Age: 27 (turns 28 on June 3)

Country: Spain

2014 Match Record: 34-6

2014 Singles Titles: 3

Career Singles Titles: 63

Major Titles: 13 - French Open (‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘10, ‘11, ‘12, ‘13), Wimbledon (‘08, ‘10), U.S. Open (‘10, ‘13), Australian Open (‘09)

Last 5 French Opens: ‘13-Won Championship, ‘12-W, ‘11-W, ‘10-W, ‘09-Lost in 4th Round

Topspin: Career record at French Open is 59-1 with eight titles; only loss came in fourth round in 2009 to Robin Soderling. … Trying to become only man with nine trophies from one Grand Slam tournament and first with five in a row at Roland Garros. … Enters with three losses on clay in 2014, the most he’s had in a single season since way back in 2004. Could face all three men who beat him: Nicolas Almagro in fourth round, David Ferrer in quarterfinals, Novak Djokovic in final.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

Seeded: 2

Age: 27

Country: Serbia

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