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Rafael Nadal to open vs. John Isner

Updated: May 20, 2011, 7:40 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Defending French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone were given first-round matches in Friday's draw against Americans who own a combined two career match wins at Roland Garros.

The top-ranked Nadal's bid to tie Bjorn Borg's record of six titles at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament will begin against John Isner. He's a 6-foot-9 American with a big serve who is ranked 39th and best known for winning the longest match in tennis history, 70-68 in the fifth set at ...

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