I stopped a few days. I played some golf. I have been visiting the family. Since Indian Wells (it has been) a very busy schedule for me. I just tried to be close to friends, my people, for a few days. - Rafa Nadal. 

Yes. Believe it or not, in the build up to the 2011 French Open at Roland Garros, the world number one has been relaxing. It is his way of preparing for a tournament and he has been following it all through his career.

Some might ask whether it is wise to do so this time around, given the violent nature in which Novak Djokovic has been thrashing everything and everyone in his way. Yet, others see it as a show of confidence from the Spaniard.

Nadal has Andy Murray in his side of the draw and will begin his defence of the French Open against the lanky American John Isner. 

Djokovic has already progressed to round two with a 6-2 6-1 6-3 win over Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker.

Add to the mix Roger Federer, who could still win the title, and British number one Andy Murray.

The stage is set for a fortnight of world class Tennis.