“The favorite at Roland Garros? Rafa Nadal, as always”

Rafa Nadal accumulates twelve conquests in Rolad Garros. For this season's edition, scheduled on unusual dates with respect to tradition (September 20 to October 4) due to the pandemic, for many the Balearic remains the favorite to get his number 13 wound in Paris. “Rafa Nadal remains the favorite as always, despite all the uncertainties of the ATP circuit. When it comes to Roland Garros, he's always number one. “Gustavo Kuerten says. The tall (1.90 meters) former Brazilian player, 43, was number one in the ATP ranking for 43 weeks between 2000 and 2001 and who conquered Paris three times.

“It will not be easy to play the tournament in 2020, but I am convinced that the organizers will do their best to find a solution“added the Brazilian in a statement collected by Tennis World. Nadal's record at Roland Garros is 93 wins (12 titles) and two losses: against Soderling in 2009 and Djokovic in 2015. When he reaches the semifinals, his balance is 24-0 (semifinal plus final) and has won the title without losing a set three times: 2008, 2010 and 2017.

Regarding Kuerten, recently the Greek Tsitsipas, number 6 in the world and the last winner of the Masters Cup, asked the Brazilian to be his future coach on social networks. “I would love for Gustavo Kuerten to be my trainerr. I remember some of his performances when he was very young, at Roland Garros. He was one of the players that I liked, he seemed very relaxed on the court, he was very talented and he didn't seem to put much effort into playing tennis. ” Currently, the Greek is trained by his father.