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FedererROLAND GARROS 2015

Paris, France

© Getty ImagesRoger Federer hit the court at Roland Garros on Wednesday with his coach, Stefan Edberg.

When 2015 Roland Garros begins on 24 May, World No. 2 Roger Federer will look to add another Coupe des Mousquetaires to his lone trophy from Paris. The 33-year-old Swiss' one title win at the Grand Slam on clay was in 2009, when he beat Rafael Nadal's conqueror, Robin Soderling, 6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4.

• FEDERER GRAND SLAM STREAK - This will be Federer’s record 62nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament played. Federer’s streak began at the 2000 Australian Open and he is the only player to compete in every Grand Slam singles draw in this century. There are six other players in the Top 10 longest consecutive Grand Slam tournaments played, including Feliciano Lopez (53) and David Ferrer (50). Here is a look at the Top 10 longest streaks in the Open Era and players competing at Roland Garros in bold:

+ denotes active streak including Roland Garros

• ALL-TIME GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONS - Federer leads the way with the most Grand Slam championships won. Here is a look at the all-time Grand Slam titles leaders:

Player
W-L
Roger Federer
17-8
Pete Sampras
14-4
14-6
Roy Emerson
12-3
Bjorn Borg
11-5
Rod Laver
11-6

FEDERER IN FINE FORM - Federer is making his 17th straight appearance at Roland Garros (61-15), and he completed a career Grand Slam in 2009 (d. Soderling) after three straight runner-up showings from 2006-08. He enters with a 25-5 match record on the season (9-3 on clay). He is 3-2 in finals this year and he’s coming off a runner-up finish at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Rome (l. to Djokovic). He won his 85th career title in Istanbul (d. Cuevas) earlier this month. He also won titles in Brisbane (d. Raonic) and Dubai (d. Djokovic). The last 33-year-old seeded No. 2 at Roland Garros was Andre Agassi in 2003.

GRAND SLAM MATCH WINS LEADERS - Federer is the all-time match wins leader (281) in Grand Slam history, while Nadal is No. 7 with 191 wins and Djokovic is No. 8 with 187 wins. Here are the Top 10 Grand Slam match wins leaders (active players in bold).

Player
W-L
Titles
Roger Federer

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