"We have three more Grand Slams left this year, and this is the first one after Australia and I'm going to try and do my best to go as far as I can".
Djokovic meanwhile - a one-time victor at this event - is the only man other than Robin Soderling to overcome Nadal in the French capital having done so in the quarter-finals in 2016, although the Serbian lost to Stan Wawrinka in the final that year.
German star Alexander Zverev insisted on Friday that he should no longer be tagged as part of tennis" "next generation', as he bids to win his first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
"It's obviously been a fantastic clay-court season for me", he said. From then until now, the fabulous five-Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka-have won 50 Grand Slams.
On the face of it Nadal, who turns 32 during the second week of the tournament, will be a massive favourite once again.
Despite being in the opposite half of the draw to three-time champion Williams, Wozniacki knows that Serena's presence as an unseeded player will put pressure on her rivals.
The former world number one is the 20th seed at Roland Garros, but he showed glimpses of his old self at last week's Italian Open before bowing out to Nadal in the semi-finals.
"Sometimes when you come back from injuries it's hard to play that well from the beginning, but he played a great event in Rome, and is no doubt one of the candidates to win here". That's a pretty good return against the best clay courter in history. The most recent of these came in Madrid earlier this month when the 24-year-old Austrian triumphed in straight sets, before losing to Alexander Zverev in the final. Has been a semi-finalist in Paris for each of the past two years but could he de-throne a fit Nadal over five sets on Philippe Chatrier Court?
Now 31, it would have been understandable had the five-times grand slam victor hung up her rackets to focus on her ever expanding business empire. Zverev, 21, has titles on clay this spring in Munich and Madrid but lost the Rome final to Nadal. He lost to the risky and experienced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the first round a year ago.
Among the individual drugs assessed, mirtazapine was tied to the highest risk of weight gain (aRR 1.50, 95% CI 1.45-1.56). Also, people who had chronic illnesses may go to the doctor more often, meaning their BMI data could be more consistent.
A round of applause - and a few barks - echoed through the terminal after Puppy 8 (a girl!) was successfully delivered. The father of the puppies - a dog named Golden Nugget - was also present at the scene of the delivery.
If you're going to be doing those [workouts with] rubber-bands like that dude Gunnar has him doing, that [is] bulls- training. He ranked 12th amongst first-year players in total minutes and earned a spot on the NBA All-Rookie second team.
For years, United and Liverpool have battled for top honours in England, well before the rise of the rest of the clubs. Meanwhile, Ronaldo could win his fifth Champions League , a landmark reached by only four players before now.
Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he plans to step down from the Russian presidency once his current term expires in 2024. Russia's Foreign Ministry has stated many times that Russia's sovereignty over the islands is beyond doubt.
Underneath is a "Play Next" row for a quick and easy way to continue the movie or TV show you were previously watching. You can also organize your apps in a new way where your favorite shows on each app are put first in line.
Knowing Liverpool as a club, the people I had spoken to about Liverpool also, I knew Liverpool belongs to the Champions League . Their next man up attitude has helped them get this far in the competition and will benefit them against Liverpool as well.
When the egg industry wanted to rerun the adverts a decade ago, watchdogs refused on the grounds it did not promote good health. We don't know what the consequences are of having more than that, but going all-egg doesn't sound like the most balanced diet.
The app utilizes Nvidia's GameStream protocol to stream games from a compatible PC to a mobile device with the app installed. While this might not be a massive loss for Valve, it does go to show how hard it is to get apps approved for the App Store.
The only stoppage to the session came when a loose drain cover between the exit of Casino and Mirabeau Haute required repairs. He locked up his front left tire on the approach to Turn 1 and went off into an escape road.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte cut short a visit to India so he could chair a Cabinet meeting to discuss the findings. The July 17, 2014, incident led to a crushing round of Western sanctions against Russian Federation .
Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi , urged the European signatories to keep the deal beneficial for Iran. The 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers lifted worldwide sanctions on Tehran.
Harry and Chelsy's tearful phone call before wedding
She added: "The speech that Harry gave was so amusing , self deprecating, filled with love, and that guy just has her back". In a break from tradition, the bride wanted the opportunity to thank the Royal Family for being so welcoming towards her.
15 injured as IED explodes in Indian restaurant in Canada
Evans said the restaurant sustained significant damage in the explosion, though none was visible from the outside. The shopping plaza in which the explosion took place has been sealed off, Peel Regional Police said in a tweet .
Irish Vote to Liberalize Abortion Law, Exit Poll Signals
One exit poll , conducted for The Irish Times , said "Yes" voters outnumbered their "No" counterparts 68 per cent to 32 per cent. Irish people living overseas for less than 18 months remain on the electoral roll, however are required to return home to vote .
Turns out Pluto might really be a giant comet
The Icarus paper is titled "Primordial N2 provides a cosmochemical explanation for the existence of Sputnik Planitia, Pluto". Twelve years after it lost its planet status, scientists are now wondering if Pluto is actually a comet.
Dark Souls Remastered Launch Trailer, Out This Weekend
Out on May 25 , Dark Souls Remastered brings the original back with new spruced up 60fps visuals for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game's opening Asylum area as well as the Undead Cathedral among others were equally smooth on both consoles.
Experts disclose new details about 300-year-old shipwreck
The Remus 6000, operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in MA , found the ship nearly 2,000 feet below the surface. Only now, with permission from the Colombian government, has WHOI released new details about this awesome discovery.
U.S. reaches agreement to lift ZTE ban with conditions
The reported deal with ZTE raised alarms among lawmakers from both sides of the aisle this week, including Sen. Trump has negotiated a $1.3 billion fine with the Chinese President over a phone call, as per Fox News .
Death toll rises to 12 in Nipah virus outbreak
There was suspicion that Mohammed Sabith, who first fell victim to the viral infection, had contracted it while cleaning the well. The central government has dispatched teams from the National Centre for Disease Control to the area to monitor the outbreak.
Cops say no indication of terror in restaurant bombing
Eyewitnesses to the aftermath of the blast said there was a lot of blood and broken glass on the floor of the restaurant. The three people who were most severely injured are a 62-year-old woman and a 48-year-old woman, both from Mississauga.
First named storm of season forms
A hurricane center map shows Alberto approaching the Gulf Coast on Monday, somewhere between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle. The system is now near the Yucatan Peninsula but could develop in the Southern Gulf by Saturday , ABC News reports.