Nadal vs Djokovic: Irrespective of whoever wins, French Open final is all set for a record breaking action

Novak Djokovic who has never made it past the last four at the Roland Garros did so by beating by former World number 1 Roger Federer. And if he manages to win the finals on Sinday, not only would he achieve a career Grand Slam, but he will also become the only player to hold all the four Grand Slams at the same time after Rod Laver in 1969.

Rightfully to say that Djokovic is on the brink of entering the history books, but then his road to glory is not going to be so easy because in the finals he would be up against the World number 2 Rafael Nadal.

Nadal is himself looking to set a new record by winning seven French Open titles, something which has not been achieved by anyone till date. And so as to speak whatever record Djokovic has to flaunt at the recent Grand Slams, he still would enter the finals as an underdog.

Djokovic now has won 27 Grand Slams matches in a row, but that hardly would come into account when he is taking on the Spaniard.

Nadal has been the most dominant player of clay, the playing surface for French Open. He has astonishing record of 51-1 here since his debut in 2005. His only loss came against Robin Soderling in the year 2009, where he was suffering with an injury. Barring that it has been a blemish free tournament for him, and his record this year has been even more dominating as the World number two Spaniard has not dropped a single set and in six matches lost only 35 games.

Now that speaks for his dominance in Paris and he has rightfully been called the “King of Clay.” His streak is perhaps the most dominant thing that the World has ever witnessed to. Like Barcelona has a good record at Camp Nou, Federer was once dominant in Wimbledon like no one was else was, but hardly gets to see this kind of record.

Djokovic is the World number 1 player and currently holds all the other three Grand Slams. He has lost to Nadal thrice here and even Nadal lost to Djokovic in last three Grand Slam finals and the World number 1 himself concedes that Nadal is a favourite.

Now does anything more is required to establish his dominance on clay. A player who has not lost any Grand Slam matches over the year finally is on the brink of creating history but knows that he is an underdog.
Nadal has won the title six times and would be looking for his seventh one here to eclipse Bjorn Borg record who is tied with him with six French Open titles.

Irrespective of whether he wins it or not, Nadal still would remain the best player of Clay and there is no one in near future who could probably be as dominant as he was ever here in Paris or so as to clay.

By Indian Sports News Network