(May 23, 2015) Profiles of the top Men’s Singles contenders for the 2015 French Open. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only. – by Jack Cunniff http://twitter.com/jrcunniff
2015 Record: 35-2
Grand Slam Record: 187-33
French Open Record: 42-10
French Open Best Result: RU (2012, ‘14)
Fast Fact: Djokovic’s 42 match wins at Roland Garros are the most in the Open Era among men who have never won the title.
2015 Record: 25-5
Grand Slam Record: 281-46
French Open Record: 61-15
French Open Best Result: Won (2009)
Fast Fact: By winning Istanbul, Federer ended a streak of 11 straight claycourt events that he had lost.
2015 Record: 31-5
Grand Slam Record: 140-34
French Open Record: 23-7
French Open Best Result: SF (2011, ‘14)
Fast Fact: Murray hasn’t lost prior to the quarterfinals in a Grand Slam event since the 2010 U.S. Open (3R, Wawrinka).
2015 Record: 32-9
Grand Slam Record: 108-46
French Open Record: 17-11
French Open Best Result: SF (2010)
Fast Fact: Since the 2014 U.S. Open, Berdych has reached the quarterfinals in 14 of his last 15 events (l. to Andujar, 1R Valencia).
2015 Record: 31-7
Grand Slam Record: 41-22
French Open Record: 5-4
French Open Best Result: 4R (2013)
Fast Fact: In 2015, Nishikori has a winning record (7-6) when losing the opening set of the match.
2015 Record: 25-9
Grand Slam Record: 191-26
French Open Record: 66-1
French Open Best Result: Won (2005-08, 2010-14)
Fast Fact: Nadal is attempting to win his 6th consecutive French Open, which would give him the longest Grand Slam title streak of any man in the Open Era.
2015 Record: 32-7
Grand Slam Record: 124-49
French Open Record: 36-12
French Open Best Result: RU (2013)
Fast Fact: In the opening round of the French Open, Ferrer will attempt to win his 300th career claycourt match.
2015 Record: 22-8
Grand Slam Record: 87-39
French Open Record: 20-10
French Open Best Result: QF (2013)
Fast Fact: Since starting the year 14-1, with two titles, Wawrinka has since compiled an 8-7 record, reaching the semifinals in one of six events.
2015 Record: 4-6
Grand Slam Record: 63-27
French Open Record: 13-8
French Open Best Result: 4R (2009, ‘10)
Fast Fact: Dating back to 2014, Cilic has lost 9 of his last 13 matches.
2015 Record: 18-10
Grand Slam Record: 23-18
French Open Record: 3-4
French Open Best Result: 3R (2013)
Fast Fact: Dimitrov has lost his opening round match only twice since the start of 2014 (2014 Cincinnati, 2014 Roland Garros), the same amount of opening round losses as Federer, and one fewer than Nadal.
2015 Record: 14-11
Grand Slam Record: 76-53
French Open Record: 8-14
French Open Best Result: 4R (2004)
Fast Fact: The 2015 French Open marks Lopez’ 53rd consecutive appearance in a Grand Slam event, placing him fourth all-time in the Open Era (trailing Federer, Wayne Ferreira, and Stefan Edberg).
2015 Record: 20-10
Grand Slam Record: 58-35
French Open Record: 13-9
French Open Best Result: 4R (2011, ‘13)
Fast Fact: Six of Simon’s last 10 matches at Roland Garros, including his last three losses, have gone to five sets.
2015 Record: 19-8
Grand Slam Record: 68-33
French Open Record: 25-9
French Open Best Result: SF (2008)
Fast Fact: Monfils has earned seven wins in Grand Slam events over Top Ten opponents, five of those have come at Roland Garros.
2015 Record: 6-5
Grand Slam Record: 84-28
French Open Record: 20-7
French Open Best Result: SF (2013)
Fast Fact: Since defeating four consecutive Top Ten opponents (Djokovic, Murray, Dimitrov, Federer) to win the 2014 Canadian Open, Tsonga has compiled a 12-11 match record, and has gone 0-7 vs. Top Twenty.
2015 Record: 19-12
Grand Slam Record: 33-24
French Open Record: 9-5
French Open Best Result: 4R (2013-14)
Fast Fact: Anderson has lost to a higher ranked opponent in 9 of his last 10 Grand Slam events (l. to Baghdatis, 2013 U.S. Open).
2015 Record: 18-12
Grand Slam Record: 39-27
French Open Record: 8-6
French Open Best Result: 4R (2014)
Fast Fact: Isner is the only payer other than Djokovic to force Nadal into a fifth set at Roland Garros.