FRENCH OPEN 2021: Rafael Nadal’s magic numbers are 14 and 21

Rafael Nadal will be pursuing a 14th French Open title and 21st Grand Slam trophy overall when play begins in Paris on Sunday. The 14 would break the record he has held for years and keeps breaking. The 21 would snap a tie he currently has with Roger Federer for the most major tennis championships won by a man. Nadal carries a 100-2 career record at Roland Garros into this year’s second Grand Slam tournament. 2016 winner Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 among the men, and 2019 champion Ash Barty is seeded No. 1 among the women.