Novak Djokovic has won 39 consecutive matches, Rafael Nadal is the defending and five time champion and Roger Federer has won a record 16 Grand Slam titles. These three men are obviously the favorites to win the upcoming French Open, but who are the lesser-known players from which we can expect potential breakout performances at this year's tournament?
Andujar has reached the second round at the French Open each of the past three years, but he's ready to make the leap into his first Round of 32 at a major.
The Spaniard won his first career title on the clay of Casablanca last month by beating top 50 players Albert Montanes and Potito Starace along the way. He dropped only one set in the tournament and held his opponents to two games or fewer in a set seven times.
U.S. men's tennis is in a major decline, but could the 23-year-old Sweeting help turn things around?
The American won his first career title last month on the clay of Houston, taking down No. 20 Sam Querrey in the Round of 16.
Sweeting was ousted in the first round in his French Open debut last year, but chances are he'll last a little longer this time around.
Can a Grand Slam winner still "break out?"
After winning the 2009 U.S. Open, Del Potro played just three tournaments last year because of a right wrist injury.
However, the Argentine has bounced back in 2011, going 27-6 and claiming two titles to climb from 485 to 27 in the world rankings.
Most recently, he won a French Open tuneup in Estoril, Portugal, blitzing the competition, including Robin Soderling, while only dropping one set.
Del Potro then had to withdraw from his Round of 16 meeting with Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour Masters in Madrid due to a hip injury, but he says he will play the French.
When healthy, he is among the best players in the world.
Davydenko has reached four Grand Slam semis, including two at the French, but he's never played in a major final.
Could this be the year?
The Russian is currently ranked 30 in the world and he's lost his last two matches, but in Munich in late April, Davydenko took down the likes of Marin Cilic, Radek Stepanek and Florian Mayer to win his first title in 16 months and his first on clay in nearly two years.
Almagro's only two major quarterfinals have come at the French Open in the past three years, and he seems primed to maybe make a run at his first berth in the semis.
The Spaniard won back-to-back clay court tournaments in February and hasn't lost on the surface to a player ranked outside the top 22 all year.
Florian Mayer hasn't done much at the Grand Slams since a quarterfinals appearance at Wimbledon in 2004. That year was also the only time he won a match at the French Open, but after a couple of solid results on clay, the German should finally be able to break out at Roland Garros.
As he result, Mayer's ranking rose seven spots last week to a career-high 21.
Cuevas is 0-2 at the French Open, but he figures to get his first win the way he's been playing lately.
The 25-year-old from Uruguay reached two semifinals last month in clay court tournaments, scoring wins over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Thomaz Bellucci and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Riba has three top-50 wins since early April, helping him rise to a career-high 65 world ranking.
The 23-year-old Spaniard reached the second round in his French debut last year, but could have his eyes set on the Round of 32 in 2011.
Nieminen hasn't reached the fourth round at the French since 2003, but he could make a return trip if he plays as well as he did in Rome earlier this month.
The veteran beat No. 36 Sergiy Stakhovsky before going the distance with Tomas Berdych before falling short in the Round of 16.
Berlocq's only win at a Grand Slam came in the first round of the 2007 French Open. He could go further after beating two top-60 players on the clay last month.