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