- French Open: Rafael Nadal Chasing a Lesser-Known Record in 2013 – via ca.sports.yahoo.com
First and foremost, a Grand Slam win in Paris would give Nadal a career total of 12. That’s only two short of Pete Sampras, and five short of the ultimate goal. Federer still stands atop that particular mountain with 17. A win would also bring Rafa even with Max Decugis as only the second tennis player to hoist the Coupe des Mousquetaires on eight occasions… In claiming the 2013 French Open title, Rafa Nadal would become the first male player ever to win at least one Grand Slam in nine consecutive calendar years.
- Why Rafael Nadal Will Win the French Open (In Case It Wasn’t Otherwise Obvious) – via keepingscore.blogs.time.com
Simply put, there is no justifiable reason for anyone to pick a men’s tennis player other than the 26-year-old Nadal (he’ll turn 27 during the Grand Slam) to win the 2013 French Open, which begins this Sunday in Paris.
- Rafael Nadal’s Biggest Challengers at 2013 French Open – via bleacherreport.com
- Keys for Nadal, Sharapova in Paris – via espn.go.com
- Rafael Nadal’s Dominance Won’t Change Unpredictable Nature of 2013 French Open – via bleacherreport.com
Rafael Nadal will attempt to win his eighth French Open title in nine years when he takes the court at Roland Garros this weekend. And if that fact doesn’t astound you, then re-read it until it finally starts to sink in—he’s won all but one match in nine years at the French Open.
- Nadal back in old routine and looking invincible – via nbcsports.com