Stat Attack: RG13 Final

Today, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer will battle it out for the 2013 French Open title. Here are a few stats to get you in the mood for the second Grand Slam final of the year.

  • Nadal is looking for his eighth Roland Garros title and twelfth Grand Slam title.
  • Victory for Nadal would mean he’d take over Bjon Borg with the third most Grand Slams in the Open Era, behind Sampras and Federer.
  • Ferrer is yet to drop a set at this year’s French Open.
  • Nadal has twice won the French Open without dropping a set, Ferrer is looking to repeat that feat today.
  • 59 wins out of 60 is the record that Rafa possesses at Roland Garros, Robin Soderling is the only man to beat him on these courts.
  • This final is the fourth all-Spanish Roland Garros final in the Open Era.
  • Nadal has only dropped five sets in seven finals at this very event.
  • A win for Ferrer would be his first Grand Slam from his first final.
  • Ferrer would be the seventh oldest player to win a major with victory today.
  • It’s the first time since Wimbledon 2010 that a player outside the big four has made it to the final.

Enjoy the final!

– Nathan Morley

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