Roland Garros: What You Need To Know
Nadal, whose 33rd birthday falls during the second week of the clay-court major, will be looking to win Roland Garros a record-extending 12th time in 2019. Last year in Paris, Nadal became the first man in tennis history to win 11 titles at the same Grand Slam championship.
Meanwhile, Djokovic will be attempting to achieve the 'Nole Slam' for the second time in his career. He previously held all four major titles three years ago, completing his set by winning Roland Garros. (Read: Djokovic Outlasts Murray For Historic Crown)
Federer, who clinched the career Grand Slam here a decade ago, makes his return for the first time since a quarter-final run in 2015, when he fell to countryman Wawrinka. The Swiss went on to win Roland Garros with victory over Djokovic in the final.
Here's all you need to know about Roland Garros: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who won and more.
Tournament Dates: 26 May - 9 June 2019
Tournament Director: Guy Forget
Draw Ceremony: Thursday, 23 May at 7:00pm at “l’Orangerie” in the Botanic Garden - WATCH LIVE
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Monday, 20 May - Friday, 24 May
* Main draw: Daily play begins at 11:00am from Sunday, 26 May
* Mixed doubles final: Thursday, 6 June
* Doubles final: Sunday, 8 June
* Singles final: Sunday, 9 June at 3:00pm
How To Watch
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Venue: Stade Roland Garros
Main Court Seating: 15,116
Prize Money: €20,060,000
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Rafael Nadal (11)
Most Titles, Doubles: Max Mirnyi, Daniel Nestor (4)
Oldest Champion: Andres Gimeno, 34, in 1972
Youngest Champion: Michael Chang, 17, in 1989
Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 66 Gustavo Kuerten in 1997
Most Match Wins: Rafael Nadal (86)
Singles:  Rafael Nadal (ESP) d  Dominic Thiem 64 63 62 Read & Watch
Doubles:  Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d  Oliver Marach (AUT) / Mate Pavic (CRO) 62 76(4) Read More
Did You Know... Roland Garros was the first Grand Slam tournament to join the "Open" era in 1968, and since then many tennis greats have graced the famous clay courts, including Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Gustavo Kuerten, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In 1983, Yannick Noah became the first, and so far only, Frenchman to win the singles title.