Nadal has 86 match wins against two defeats at the French Open over the past 13 years. AFP / OLIVIER MORIN
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Victory Sunday moved Nadal to just three Slams behind his great rival Roger Federer who, at 36, is more than four years older.Nadal's Grand Slam CV boasts 11 French Opens, three U.S. Open titles, two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open.Tennis has been good for Nadal but he has been just as influential as a key driver of the sport's growth.Nadal added Wimbledon crowns in 2008 and 2010, an Australian Open title in 2009 and completed the career Grand Slam in 2010 by defeating Djokovic in the U.S. Open final, becoming the youngest in the Open era (since 1967) to complete the four-event career sweep.Nadal roared into the 2017 Australian Open final, losing to Federer, then captured his record 10th French Open crown in June last year, setting the stage for another title run in the Flushing Meadows fortnight at the U.S. Open in September.
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