What is it about the red clay at Stade Roland Garros that lifts some players to great heights while stopping others dead in their tracks?
Is it a lack of patience or mental acumen that causes some great players to shut down on the red dirt?
The fact remains that in order to get to the very top of the men's game, you must find an answer to the clay courts at the French Open.
For this ranking, first consider the number of times a man made it to the finals of the French Open as the demarcation of greatness. Next consider the wins against the losses within a given number of tries.