French Open: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Target Paris History

If Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in the final, he would become the first man to win French Open five years in a row. Djokovic however needs a Roland Garros trophy too to become just the eight man ever to have won all four Grand Slam events.

updated: June 07, 2014 09:34 IST
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Paris: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic clash for a 42nd time on Sunday with the French Open title and a place in the record books at stake.

World number one Nadal hopes to wrap up a ninth triumph in nine finals in Paris and take his record to 66 wins and just one defeat.

Victory would also make the 28-year-old the first man to win Roland Garros five years in a row and give him a 14th Grand Slam title, just three behind the record of 17 held by Roger Federer who is nearly five years older.

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