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10 Best French Open players of all-time, including Ivan Lendl and Rafael Nadal

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The French Open is regarded as one of the toughest tests for tennis professionals each year. There have been many outstanding performances at the tournament over the years, including from some icon players from the sport. With the 2024 French Open starting this weekend, let’s take a look at 10 of the greatest men’s and women’s players to ever compete at Roland-Garros.

10. Novak Djokovic : 3 wins, 7 finals (2016, 2021, and 2023)

Jun 13, 2021; Paris, France; Novak Djokovic (SRB) poses with the trophy after winning the men's final against Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) on day 15 of the French Open at Stade Roland Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
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9. Gustavo Kuerten: 3 finals, 3 wins ( 1997, 2000, and 2001) 

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8. Mats Wilander: 4 finals, 3 wins (1982, 1985, and 1988)

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7. Monica Seles: 4 finals, 3 wins (1990, 1991, 1992)

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6. Ivan Lendl: 5 finals, 3 wins (1984, 1986, and 1987)

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5. Justine Henin: 4 finals, 4 wins (2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007) 

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4. Steffi Graf : 9 finals, 6 wins (1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 1999)

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3. Björn Borg : 6 finals, 6 wins (1974,1975, 1978, 1979,1980, and 1981)

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2. Chris Evert: 9 finals, 7 wins (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1986)

Nov 6, 2023; Cancun, Mexico; Chris Evert at the trophy presentation on day nine of the GNP Saguaros WTA Finals Cancun. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Rafael Nadal: 14 finals, 14 wins (2005–2008, 2010–2014, 2017–2020 and 2022)

June 5, 2022; Paris, France; Rafael Nadal (ESP) poses with the trophy after winning  the men s singles final against Casper Ruud (NOR) on day 15 of the French Open at Stade Roland-Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
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