Tag:French Open
Posted on: June 4, 2008 10:42 am

A Tough Road to Travel

Nadal will have to beat the best tennis player this year (Djokovic) and the best player of the last 5 years Federer in order to file this French away.  Federer on the other hand will have to beat Gonzalez and Ferrer then knock off Rafa.  A possible scenario would be Novak knocking off Rafa and then losing to Roger to give the Swiss Swordsman his complete slam.  I think right now Rafa is playing his best tennis and looking like a buzzsaw in this tournament.  I would have to say the smart money is still on Rafa.  Anna is looking good on the ladies side.  Jelena, Kuznetsova, and Safina are still left but Anna should do it this time.
Category: Tennis
Posted on: May 27, 2008 7:41 am

A Cheesesteak without meat

A French Open without Henin or Tsonga or Roddick, or now Gasquet is like a cheesesteak without meat.  Not quite but it may be hard to get into this one.  Sam Querrey had the dubious honor of playing Roger Federer and lost in straight sets.  The most interesting match was Wayne Odesnik against Raja nemesis Guillermo Canas.  Odesnik won in 3 tie breakers.  That's 7-6, 7-6, 7-6 for those of you good with numbers.  Canas is in a bit of a slump right now having lost 6 straight matches on clay no less.  Rain of all things halted play.  Are we getting ready for Wimbledon here?  The big intrigue here is not who will win the mens side (Rafa of course) but who will triumph for the women.  Maria is seeded first but clay is not her surface of choice.  Remember her comment last year.  "I felt like a cow on ice out there."  Ana or Jelena have a pretty good chance.  You can never count the Williams girls out.  It seems like we may be ready for a fresh face to step on the stage.  Where is she?  So begins day 3 of the French.
Category: Tennis
Tags: French Open
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