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Rafael Nadal after beating rival Novak Djokovic to claim his ninth French Open title on June 8, 2014. Reuters

There might not be any slowing down of Rafael Nadal in Paris. Even at 32 years old, the Spaniard appears poised to capture an unprecedented 12th French Open title.

The tournament begins Sunday and little seems to have changed from recent years for the men's singles favorite. Since Nadal won his first title in 2005, the only thing that has prevented him from winning the French Open every year was a shock defeat to Robin Soderling in 2009, a loss to an in-form Novak Djokovic in 2015 and a wrist injury in 2016. His record at Roland Garros is a staggering 86-2 record and it may not even fully capture his dominance of the tournament.

Nearly all oddsmakers list Nadal as a 10/11 favorite to once again take home another title.

However, there are signs that Nadal might be showing some vulnerability. He suffered a defeat to Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo and lost to Dominic Thiem in Barcelona.

Meanwhile, top-ranked Djokovic is lurking.

The Serbian superstar has won three consecutive Grand Slams and gave Nadal a competitive three-set match in the Rome final. Oddsmakers have given Djokovic the second-best odds to win the French at 5/2.

Roger Federer, 37, is back in Paris for the first time since 2015 but his chances of winning his second title aren't particularly rosy. The world No. 3 has just 22/1 odds of winning at Roland Garros and even a trip to the final seems improbable with Nadal a potential opponent in the semifinals.

Thiem could also be a dark horse in Paris, with 13/2 odds. The 25-year-old Austrian reached the final last year, falling to Nadal in straight sets.

There are some interesting longshots in Paris, which include Stefanos Tsitsipas (18/1) and Juan Martin del Potro (40/1).

2019 French Open Betting Odds (Bet365)

Rafael Nadal 10/11

Novak Djokovic 5/2

Dominic Thiem 13/2

Stefanos Tsitsipas 18/1

Roger Federer 22/1

Alexander Zverev 25/1

Juan Martin del Potro 40/1

Stan Wawrinka 50/1

Prediction: Nadal and Djokovic meet in the final, with Nadal prevailing in four sets.