While Roger Federer certainly does not have a lot of momentum heading into this year's French Open, the tennis world would be foolish to count the 17-time major champion out. He's still firmly near the top of the men's rankings and always gears up the most for the Grand Slams.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the clear-cut favorites for this title, but Federer will certainly be in the mix. The Swiss superstar has just one French Open title to his name in his career back in 2009, as he has fallen on many occasions to Nadal late in the tournament.
On paper, the men's draw will be doing a lot of favors for Federer. Let's take a look at five reasons why he can win a second French Open and further cement himself among the all-time greats.