The French Open was established back in 1891, with many of the game's legendary pioneers toasting Paris as the host of the clay court tournament.

In all its glory, Roland Garros proves to be a difficult surface to play under, as the cream of the crop rises among the rest.

Spanish champion Rafael Nadal has been the poster boy of the clay court since he won his first - out of 14 - French Open title in 2005, claiming one of the most dominant records across a particular event.

Holding reign for the majority of his career, Nadal has totalled 112 wins during the weeks of May in Paris throughout the years, the most of any tennis player in history.

However, fellow 'Big Three' candidates Novak Djokovic (92) and Roger Federer (72) follow shortly behind the staggering feat.

More familiar names follow the impressive trio with a particular emphasis on American and Spanish players who seemingly suit the clay surface better than most.

Top 20 players with the most wins at the French Open

Player Nationality No. of Wins
Rafael Nadal Spanish 112
Novak Djokovic Serbian 92
Roger Federer Swiss 73
Guillermo Vilas Argentinian 57
Ivan Lendl American 53
Andre Agassi American 51
Bjorn Borg Swedish 49
Mats Wildander Swedish 47
Stan Wawrinka Swiss 45
David Ferrer Spanish 44
Jim Courier American 40
Jimmy Connors American 40
Yannick Noah French 40
Andy Murray British 39
Jan Kodes Czech 39
Gael Monfils French 38
Michael Chang American 38
Tommy Robredo Spanish 37
Alex Corretja Spanish 36
Gustavo Kuerten Brazilian 36