Nadal at the double?
Rafael Nadal tearing through the draw for a 13th Roland-Garros title feels like yesterday, but the Spaniard has returned to the French capital in the hunt for a prestigious double.
It was only three weeks ago Nadal dismantled world No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets to tie Roger Federer with 20 majors on top of the men’s all-time list.
The 34-year-old has seven different Masters 1000 titles in his trophy cabinet and should he hold the Tree of Fanti trophy aloft next weekend, Nadal will join Djokovic with a record 36 titles at this level.
Nadal’s furthest progress in Bercy was a runner-up spot to David Nalbandian on debut back in 2007.
If the Spaniard can overcome his first opponent, Nadal will become only the fourth player in the Open Era to post 1000 career match wins.
Could it be another milestone week in Paris for Nadal?