Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 November 2019

The 10 players who can stop Rafael Nadal's bid for French Open title No 12 - in pictures

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and world No 1 Novak Djokovic are among the players who can trouble defending champion Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal is going for a 12th French Open title when the action at Roland Garros begins on Sunday.

The Spaniard's record in Paris has been one of the most dominant in tennis history. He has only lost twice in 88 matches played at the tournament, with Robin Soderling (2009) and Novak Djokovic (2015) the only two men to have ever beaten him on court.

The 32 year old starts as a strong favourite to win the event again but he has looked more fallible then of late on clay this year.

Victory in Rome earlier in May, beating Djokovic in the final, was the only one of the clay swing competitions he won, a poor return by his high standards.

Here is a look in the photo gallery above at the players who can prevent Nadal prevailing at the French Open this year.

To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: May 25, 2019 12:40 PM

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