French Open 2020 Day 5: From Rafael Nadal to Jim Courier – every man to win multiple Roland Garros titles

To mark what should have been the fifth day of the 2020 tournament, we look at the exclusive group of players to taste victory on multiple occasions

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There have been 52 editions of the French Open since the Open era began in 1968, and only eight men have won the title more than once.

While those eight are responsible for 33 titles between them, Rafael Nadal - with his ridiculous haul of 12 - makes the statistic almost meaningless.

Either way, trying to win any Grand Slam title on multiple occasions is a feat reserved for very special players, let alone the French Open - regarded as the ultimate test of endurance in tennis.

With that in mind, the photo gallery above contains every male player to win Roland Garros multiple times in the Open era, in ascending order of trophy haul.

Will Nadal eventually stretch his lead at the top? Or can Novak Djokovic join this exclusive club? Following the postponement of the 2020 tournament to September due to the coronavirus outbreak, it will be more than three months before we find out.

Notable exclusions include Australian greats Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver, both of whom won two French Open titles, but one each across the amateur and Open eras.

To move on to the next slide, click on the arrows in the gallery, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

 
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