Posted on: May 7, 2008 3:56 pm
Not really, but Rafael Nadal has just lost on a clay court. The surest bet in Tennis would have been Nadal on clay but it didn't happen today. Juan Carlos Ferrero bid arreverdeci roma to Rafa 7-5, 6-1. Ferrero is no slouch on this surface. He has won the tournament in Rome before. He has also been ranked number 1 before a certain swiss came along. So much for Nadal's invincibility, win streak, chances at number one. It happens. Great players do lose. The only event which would be a bigger shock than this would be Andy Roddick winning this clay court tournament. No, there is one event which would be the biggest shock of all - The U.S. beating Spain in the Davis Cup on this surface.
Posted on: March 19, 2008 10:03 am
Edited on: March 19, 2008 5:10 pm
These two square off today in what looks like a feature match. The last time they played was the Australian Open with Tsonga taking it on his way to the final. This looks like either time for Rafa's revenge or for Tsonga to prove that he is for real.
What a great match between Ferrero and Ancic yesterday. It went 3 sets with both players fighting off at least two match points before the end where Juan Carlos pulled it out in the tie breaker. Super Mario showed that he is well on his way back from his own bout with Mono last year. Juan showed the form that had him at number one before King Fed took over.