2012 French Open

French Open 2012: TK's Picks: Day 15

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 08:  Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand in his men's singles semi final match against David Ferrer of Spain during day 13 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 8, 2012 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Tommy KeelerCorrespondent IIIJune 10, 2012

History will be made.

That's the one thing we know for sure about Sunday's final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. There's much at stake when the two collide, but either way, history will be made.

Djokovic is going for the career Slam and, maybe just as importantly, the Nole Slam. It would be his fourth consecutive Slam. It's amazing to think that he has won 27 straight matches at Slams. Of all his Slams, this one will certainly be the toughest.

Nadal is trying to win a record seventh French Open. He would break Bjorn Borg's record and would also tie Chris Evert for the most French Opens for a male or female. Nadal has lost only one match in his career at the French Open.

Something has to give in the clash of these two titans. I enter the final pick with a 66-19 record at the French Open this year, and I'm confident in my final one as well.

No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 2 Rafael Nadal: This is the fourth straight Slam final where these two have gone head-to-head. However, this time it's on Rafa's turf. He owns the clay courts, especially at Roland Garros. If somehow Djokovic would win, it could be devastating to Nadal. Don't worry, Nadal fans; I simply don't see that happening.

Winner: Nadal in three sets

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