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Rafael Nadal has established himself as the ‘King of clay’ throughout his career. But Mats Wilander doesn’t think the Spaniard will have it all his way at the Grand Slam. The 34-year-old has won an incredible 13 of the last 16 French Open titles on the ATP Tour.
“There is a chance that a younger player can take a chunk out of Nadal’s confidence in the first round and even if he comes through, that could leave him lacking a little belief,” Wilander said. “He could get bullied around in his next match and if he doesn’t have any easy matches, his confidence might be shaken by the time he gets to the final.”