The Spaniard has won 94 matches at Roland Garros and if he can make it all the way to the final this year, there is a chance for him to equal old rival Roger Federer's record of 20 major titles in his remarkable 100th win at the clay Grand Slam.
A brand-new championship format amid strict epidemic prevention measures brought about unprecedented challenges -- each team been asked to play a game every four days, and even more regularly after the CFA Cup kicked off, which forced many clubs to deal with squads plagued with niggling injuries.
The following is the 28-man roster:
Aside from his qualities, Rangnick has maintained a close relationship with Schalke's leading board member for the team Jochen Schneider.
By appointing the crowd favourite Naldo, the club is trying to correct the mistakes made by predecessor David Wagner.
World champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang clinched his second gold in the men's 100m backstroke in 52.60 seconds, after his 200m backstroke victory on Sunday.
Other games played on Wednesday sees Atletico Madrid (and Luis Suarez fresh from two goals on his debut) travel to face recently promoted Huesca, while Villarreal entertain Alaves, who are without a win so far this season and Eibar are at home to Elche.
PARIS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal, who is seeking his record 13th title at Roland Garros, eased through the first round with a comfortable 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Belarusian Egor Gerasimov on Monday.
More setbacks could well affect the entire season and increase the pressure on coach Lucien Favre at an early stage.
Although new signing Luis Suarez started for Atletico and showed some neat touches with Joao Felix, Huesca held Diego Simeone's side at bay despite some nervous moments mainly produced by the impressive Joao Felix, who shows signs of maturing into La Liga.
Pakhtakor defeated Iranian team Esteghlal to reach the round of eight, while Persepolis edged Al Sadd of Qatar.