The last regular season match of the year could be a tasty one as Novak Djokovic goes for a second title in a row when he faces local favorite Gael Monfils in the finals of the BNP Paribas Masters event in Paris.
Djokovic thrashed Rafael Nadal in the semifinals 6-2, 6-3 and was in sterling form hitting 31 winners in the match.
Meanwhile Gael Monfils survived a three set test from Radek “The Worm” Stepanek winning 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 and will seek his second title of the year after winning a few weeks ago in Metz.
Cruising through the entire tournament, Djokovic has regained the fire and intensity that was missing from his game all year. “The Falcon” is 3-0 against Monfils and I like his chances despite going up against the speedy Monfils and the Paris crowd.
This is the second year in a row that a Frenchman has made it to the finals after Jo Wilfred-Tsonga did so last year. With the recent success of the French players playing indoors, perhaps the French Open, if it does get a roof either at Roland Garros or elsewhere, should just get rid of the clay too.
Just kidding. Sort of.