Albert Costa (Spain)
Albert Costa (Spain)india Updated: May 23, 2004 18:12 IST
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|W: Winner SF: Semi-finalist QF: Quarter-finalist R: Round|
The defending champion saw off compatriot Ferrero in last year's final and he has a strong record in Paris on a surface that suits his rear-court game.
But Costa has struggled for form on clay this year, suffering a series of shock defeats, notably an embarrassing loss to 16-year-old compatriot Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo.
The 27-year-old Costa has reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros three times and that may be the best he can hope for as he defends his only grand slam crown.