French Open 2021 LIVE – Star Sports to LIVE Broadcast: The year’s 2nd Grand Slam French Open is ready to roll on 30th May and will be broadcasted LIVE on Star Sports and streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar. This year’s edition will be very special as Rafael Nadal is on cusp of becoming the Greatest of All Time (GOAT). Nadal can win his record 21st Grand Slam Title, a feat which no one else has achieved. Star Sports, the official broadcaster, has rolled out the promo for the edition that equates Nadal’s feet with Neil Armstrong’s first step on Moon.
Titled ‘Where the greatest leave their mark’ – the film opens with Neil Armstrong’s famous quote when he landed on the moon ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’. It goes on to show a step on to the clay court with the voice over explaining how every great journey begins with a single step. It shows a montage of footage from previous tournaments before
French Open 2021 LIVE: Rafael ready for his 21st Grand Slam title
Rafael Nadal, 34, enters the French Open as the favorite to to break his tie with Roger Federer for first place among men with 21 major titles. Federer, 39, played this week in Geneva but his comeback ended in disappointment as he lost out to little known Pablo Andujar in his opening encounter.
On the other hand Nadal warmed up for the French Open in style by beating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters final on Sunday. After winning his 10th Italian Open Title Nadal declared he is heading to Roland Garros with confidence in search of a 21st Grand Slam title.
“I have been improving this week, but I need to keep going with that improvement, because when you improve, you feel more confident and safe,” Nadal said. Victory in Rome saw Nadal equal Djokovic’s tally of 36 ATP Masters 1000 trophies.
Djokovic still leads Nadal, 29-28, all-time, but Nadal leads 6-3 in Rome and 19-7 on clay.
Djokovic, 33, is ahead 15-13 in finals and 16-13 in Masters 1000s matches.
But The victory earned Nadal a 36th ATP Masters 1000 crown, equalling Djokovic’s record since the series was established in 1990. Djokovic will enter Paris with 18 Grand Slam titles, third all-time among men – but Nadal is looking good for his 21st Grand Slam title, really making Roland Garros the place
‘Where the greatest leave their mark’