Federer lost in 2006 16, 61, 64, 76 and in 2007 63, 46, 63, 64 to Nadal; both years in four sets.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v. Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Kuznetsova is often overlooked and more attention is given to other more flashy players, but her mix of topspin and slice is very tough to beat.
Maria Sharapova (RUS) v. Karin Knapp (ITA)
World number one and Australian Open champion Sharapova has struggled in both of her prior matches but should sense a rare opportunity to
win the French Open without beating any grand slam champions with the Friday loses of the Williams sisters and the retirement of Justine Henin.
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) v. Gael Monfils (FRA)
Monfils' physical game should serve him well on the red dirt unless he unravels in errors.
Roger Federer (SUI) v. Mario Ancic (CRO)
Ancic is a formidable opponent but Federer should win in four sets.
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v. Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
Schiavone's a tough claycourter and should move forward if she can play her game consistently today.
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v. David Ferrer (ESP)
Hewitt's a major counterpuncher but actually one of the last Wimbledon winners other than Federer.
Olga Govortsova (BLR) v. Elena Dementieva (RUS)
If Dementieva had a better serve she would be more feared on the tour, but she should have enough game to win today.
Julien Benneteau (FRA) v. Robin Soderling (SWE)
Two tough players both with outstanding groundstrokes. Soderling's consistency may be a deciding factor.
Dinara Safina (RUS) v. Jie Zheng (CHN)
Safina's cleaned up her game and is on a roll in Paris.
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
The human backboard, Jankovic is tough to beat on the dirt in France.
Robby Ginepri (USA) v. Florent Serra (FRA)
America's last hope Ginepri could win in five sets or four if he plays his best tennis. Otherwise America is left with zero singles players.
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) v. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Davydenko loses some matches he should win for whatever reason, but can win many matches on clay due to his superior groundstrokes alone.
Agnes Szavay (HUN) v. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Newcomer Szavay attacks the ball with flair and should win today.