French Open is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June in Paris, France. It is second of the four annual Grand Slams, the only Grand Slam held on clay. Last year, Novak reached the final for the first time in his career. He lost to Rafael Nadal 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 5-7 after great fight.
The Championships is the only Grand Slam event contested on grass. Novak’s 2011 title defence come to an end in the semi-finals when he was beaten by eventual champion Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6.