No. 1 Roger Federer vs.

No. 2 Rafael Nadal of Spain

Today, 7 a.m., Ch. 5

Federer:

Right-handed, 26, born in Basel, Switzerland, and lives in Oberwil, Switzerland. ... Playing the French Open for the 10th time. ... It's the only Grand Slam title he hasn't won. ... Will be playing in his third consecutive final at Roland Garros. ... Lost to Nadal in the 2005 semifinals and the 2006 and 2007 finals, making him 0-3 against the Spaniard and 23-0 against everyone else at the French Open the past four years. ... Is 6-10 overall against Nadal, 1-8 on clay.

Nadal:

Left-handed, 22, born and lives in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain. ... Playing the French Open for the fourth time. ... Is 27-0 at Roland Garros, winning the last three titles. ... Is aiming to become the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1978-1981 to win four consecutive French Open championships. ... Has dropped zero sets and 37 games at Roland Garros this year.