Once again the French Open draw provided tennis watchers with a clear favorite on the men’s side and a plethora of potential winners for the women. Yet, for the first time in a decade, Rafael Nadal is not the man most everyone is picking to hold the trophy again.
“Obviously today I’m not as good as I (was).” – Rafael Nadal.
“You cannot take away the past 10 years…He is still the favorite to me,” Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal.
It’s odd to think of Roland Garros as unfamiliar territory for Rafael Nadal. After all, the Spanish star has won the title nine times in his career and enters this year as defending champion. Yet the next few weeks could provide the most certainty, and uncertainty, of his career. Continue reading
What’s more unfathomable? The fact that Rafael Nadal has now won nine French Opens? Or the fact that next year he will seek his 10th French Open title? Continue reading
“Eye Would Slide 4 U”.
That could be a new tune from the singer/icon Prince after watching the king of clay do his thing in Paris. Continue reading
The reason I posted the video of Rafael Nadal in Monte-Carlo is because it was there that “this” all started. “This” being the debate that Nadal should be seeded higher for the French Open based on his overall career and not his current ranking. Of course, the FFT (French Tennis Federation) decided that to have a debate would be inappropriate. Which is odd considering that there’s nothing that France loves more than a good soul-searching debate. Continue reading
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