Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

World No 1 Novak Djokovic heads to the French Open insisting he is not "obsessed" with winning the one Grand Slam to elude him.

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic has closed out a comfortable 6-0, 6-2 win against Vitalia Diatchenko, getting back to the warmth of the locker room just as rain picked up again at the French Open and forced the cancellation of all remaining matches Sunday. But, even when we're back home, she has been great. If she loses in the fourth round, she'll lose a lot of rankings points, and that would be a disappointment for her, no matter what other people might say. To win 10 French Opens is phenomenal, and I don't know if that will ever be matched. I'll see what I can do during the first week, but I'll try.

AGNIESKA RADWANSKA She was a junior French Open champion back in 2006. His only losses were in the fourth round in 2009 to Robin Soderling and previous year in the quarterfinals to Djokovic.

Murray, the acme of diplomacy, suppressed a smile and said: "To be honest, I think it was quite normal". But believe me some of the practices were hard.

But while Nadal has a mind-blowing 70-2 record in the tournament, he said he wouldn't take the New South Welshman lightly. He's a grinder. His physicality is unbelievable.

"It was more mental, to just get away and get myself focused again and motivated again".

"But it was one year ago".

For the second time in his career, Djokovic has the chance to hold all four slam titles at the same time, but he must put behind him the memory of three final defeats in four years in Paris. "We're not used to seeing Roger skipping grand slams, seeing as he hasn't missed one for 60-plus times".

He spoke of his vulnerability and self-doubt.

"That is what has been nice for me the last couple of years in the clay season", Murray said. His recent level, including titles at Barcelona and Monte Carlo, suggests the fifth-ranked Spaniard is regaining the confidence that earned him the nickname "King of Clay". Ivanovic's only Grand Slam title came at the French Open back in 2008.

Predictions: Will Rafael Nadal win title No 10? "Obviously for the fans and the tournament it's a huge loss when he isn't playing because fans love him pretty much everywhere", Murray wrote in his column for La Parisien.

She has played just four tournaments this year, but it's a pace she seems to prefer. Can anyone stop Serena Williams?

Williams, who won her first title in nine months in Rome, has played only four tournaments this season.

Murray will consider adding another coach and even spoke of the possibility of reuniting with Ivan Lendl, under whom he won his two slam titles, but Gilbert agrees there should not be any rush. But in Paris, anything goes, and it's really a question of how well she plays at the biggest moments in the biggest matches. "That's not a good thing, but at the same time, I am happy with my life".

"I still feel like I have plenty more years ahead of me, which gives me more comfort in terms of opportunities I'm going to have at the title of Roland Garros, which releases more pressure for me this year".

On the women's singles front, Serena Williams returns as the top seed and defending champion.

That was a reference to world number one Novak Djokovic escaping any sanction for shoving the arm of umpire Carlos Bernardes at the Rome Masters last week.

Nine-time victor Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-EHL' nah-DAHL') brings a 70-2 French Open record into the start of play.

About six months after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, heightened security at Roland Garros was noticeable Sunday, including extra bag checks and pat-downs that led to longer-than-usual waits at the entrance gates.

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