|crazythinker00 (crazythinker00) wrote,|
@ 2012-06-09 02:39:00
French Open Final - Djokovic vs. Nadal
So for those of you that don't know, I'm a huge tennis fan - its been one of my favorite sports (to watch and play) from my childhood days. I have not been watching tennis matches in years, though. (In case you were wondering, the last match I remember watching in its entirety was a ATP Tennis session held in San Jose, CA; James Blake and Andy Roddick were present, among others whose names I cannot remember).
Anyway, I like to keep up with the tennis news time to time, so given that we have reached the French Open Finals, which are being held in Paris. I realized I had a lot to catch up on! Here's one story discussing updates of the finals this time around:
Two top-seeded players, No.1 Novac Djokovic and No.2 Rafael Nadal, have reached the French Open Finals. They have won over rather challenging competitors along the way, such as Roger Federer.
This final has historical significance for both Djokovic and Nadal. If Djokovic wins, he will end a 43-year term of no man winning four consecutive championships. If Nadal wins, he will have won seven titles at Roland Garros, a feat yet to be reached by any other man.
To me, it is equally interesting and difficult to predict who will win this championship. After all, both players have rather impressive statistics. Djokovic has won all of his last 27 Grand Slam matches, and has previously beaten Nadal on multiple occasions. At the same time, Nadal is a clay-court specialist (French Open has clay-court surface, so this is important) and apart from Bjorn Borg, he is the only man to have won French Open six times. Also, Nadal has won all but 1 of his 52 career matches at French Open, an extremely promising performance. He has also won 10 Grand Slams. If I absolutely had to pick who would win, I would say that the match would be close, but Nadal's specializing in clay-court may give him the upper hand in the end.
Anyway, looking forward to keeping tabs on this.