Nadal ready to challenge for 5th French Open title

Rafael Nadal, who failed to clinch the fifth French Open title in 2009, aims to start a new winning streak at the Roland Garros, which begins on Sunday.

updated: May 22, 2010 09:01 IST
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"nadal-french.jpg"Rafael Nadal sauntered through a hotel lobby in the center of town on Thursday, a bounce in his step and a black watch worth more than $400,000 strapped to his left wrist.

The gait is noteworthy because Nadal's much-scrutinized knees are doing quite well _ they "are in a very good moment," is the way he put it. The timepiece, crafted by luxury watchmaker Richard Mille with Nadal's input, is noteworthy because he plans to wear it while playing at the French Open.

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