Let's be serious, we need astral conjunction of all the planets in the solar system, or a collective macumba of his detractors to prevent Rafael Nadal from winning the Roland Garros. In fact, since he played, Rafa lost against Robin Soderling in 2009 (he probably still can't explain how he lost that match ...), against Novak Djokovic in 2015 and he withdrew due to an injury in 2016.
For the rest only victories, with his opponents who already arrive before him already submissive on the Court Philippe Chatrier. Nadal gave the world a new masterpiece, the twelfth. No tennis player in the men's or women's singles had gone so far.
The Spaniard broke the record of 11 titles that belonged to Margaret Smith (she got this record at the Australian Open), marking a new record in a men's and women's singles event in a Slam tournament. He, however, started his clay-season as a diesel engine.
Semi-final in Monte Carlo lost against Fabio Fognini. He lost in the semi-final in Barcelona to Dominic Thiem. Semi-final in Madrid lost against Stefanos Tsitsipas. In short, a victory that seemed never to arrive. Considering that his season started with the defeat in the final at the Australian Open, against Djokovic.
Anyway, as we all know, all this was fake; Nadal usually reaches the highest level of his annual shape just for the Parisian fortnight. Not by chance, where he was again a winner in Rome, defeating Djokovic in the final. But the Italian event was just the appetizer for the richest dish.
In fact, Nadal showed up in Paris in amazing physical shape. Already on the eve of the French Slam, it was clear that there would be no opponent able to counter Nadal. David Goffin, Kei Nishikori, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem tried to do it in Paris, but none of them was successful.
Now comes the less favorable part of the season for him, on grass courts. But, for what we saw at Roland Garros, perhaps this year Nadal really has a great chance of scoring Roland Garros-Wimbledon victories. Who knows if Federer and Djokovic will agree?