The Spaniard equalled Bjorn Borg’s mark of six titles at Roland Garros when he beat Roger Federer in the final last year, and he is the favourite to go one better this time.

Rafael Nadal

The 25-year-old said: “I am coming here with the motivation of every year, with the desire to play well, and then we will see. But I’m not going to be more motivated because I have six and I can win seven.”