PARIS (AP) — Heading into Sunday’s French Open final, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal already have played against each other in seven Grand Slam title matches, more than any pair of men in tennis history.
But this will be their first meeting at this stage of a major tournament in more than two years.
As usual when these two play, there is plenty at stake.
Nadal is bidding for his sixth French Open championship, which would tie Bjorn Borg’s record, and 10th major title overall.
Federer, meanwhile, seeks to add to his record of 16 Grand Slam trophies, which includes the 2009 French Open. He won that final against Robin Soderling, though.
Federer is 0-4 against Nadal in Paris, including the 2006, 2007 and 2008 finals.