Rafael Nadal is the clear favorite going into the 2012 French Open. There are some players who can give the Spaniard a run for his money. Nadal is chasing his seventh Grand Slam, which will be the best of all time.
Nadal and Bjorn Borg are considered the two best ever on the clay surface. Only a handful of players have defeated Rafa on clay. Nadal has only lost to Robin Soderling in the last five years at Roland Garros.