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Rafael Nadal trying to copy Serena Williams feat in French Open final

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Rafael Nadal could emulate the likes of Roger Federer and Serena Williams with a win over Novak Djokovic today. The Spaniard takes on his opponent at the famous Roland Garros vebue. If Nadal emerges victorious, it will be his 100th victory on the same ground, a feat only matched by just four others – including Federer and Williams.

 

 

Nadal has dominated the French Open, where he is yet to lose a final when he gets there – where he is 12-0 for wins.

Rafael Nadal

It has seen the 34-year-old being made the favourite for the highly-anticipated clash.

The anointed ‘King of Clay’ also had a more easier path to the final, compared to his Serbian counterpart on Sunday.

He defeated Diego Schwartzman on Friday in straight sets to reach his 13th French Open final.

Rafael Nadal

Djokovic, on the other hand, was forced to fight for his spot – grinding a five-set victory out over a resilient Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The Belgrade-born star has only ever tasted victory in the French Open once – and Nadal has another milestone in his sights.

Rafael Nadal

Should the World No. 2 win, it will be his 100th victory at Roland Garros.