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Nadal out of French Open

June 1, 2009

nadalYesterday was a bad day for the Nadal fans. The 4 times defending champion was ousted from the glad slam by Robin Soderling of Sweden (remember he isn’t a very successful player). That is why it was dubed as one of the biggest upsets in the history of tennis.

I had a gut feeling that Nadal may not be able to pull off the title this time. He’s been playing too much tennis – tennis plus travelling wears out totally besides he’d lost the final of the last tournament on clay court (before French Open) to Federer.

Now that he’s out; Federer must be mighty relieved in his heart because the major obstacle that stood firm for years between him and the elusive French Open title has been gone. Not that I don’t like Federer but it was only Nadal who could match the excellence of Federer and the two would present the thrilling game.

My interest in the French Open has been diminshed because unless another major upset takes place… it is a forgone conclusion that Federer would cruise through and register the title to his name.

I feel sorry for the King of Clay. I would look forward to his return in the Wimbledon. Let’s see whether he can defend his title on the grass court or not.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2009 3:12 am

    Nadal’s a mighty great player and the maturity of his game at this tender age of 20 I guess, is astonishing. But, being an all time Federer fan I always wanted this to happen, Nadal to be challenged on clay and now I hope Federer will pull the things off.

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:04 pm

      He is likely to win the final 🙂

  2. June 2, 2009 7:00 am

    nadal is definitely clay champ, and not so long ago Federer lost on a grass court against him..

    mishaps happen some time …, and he is too young … he’ll definitely come back with a bang …

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:05 pm

      I hope so. I like his style of game.

  3. June 2, 2009 5:16 pm

    i watched the match live on TV and when Nadal lost (& the way he lost) the first game to Soderling, i knew he was in trouble ! and although Soderling might not be a very successful player, he played brilliantly and his shots overwhelmed Nadal’s throughout.
    Like Aadil, i am a Roger Federer fan too, and i want him to win this title but the way he won in the 4th round clearly showed that he was shaken. May be…just may be…Federer will not make it.
    Two very good players to watch in this tournament are Gael Monfils & Andy Murray. I think if it’s not Federer, Murray is gonna clench the title.

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:06 pm

      Andy was out. It’s Federer VS Soderling (final) today.

      We’ll find out soon who clenches the title! 🙂

  4. June 3, 2009 3:18 am

    If not Federer, I’ll love Monfils to be crowned there; a sensational player he is! One hasn’t seen colored players doing that well in the ATP circuit of late, but this man’s a revelation. I remember a match that he played against Nadal sometimes back and he matched shot to shot eventually losing perhaps due to his lack of experience.
    And Murray too has fast improved to carry the hopes of Great Britain.

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:07 pm

      I expect a nice match between Soderling and Federer. I hope he manages to give tough fight to Federer.

  5. June 3, 2009 1:16 pm

    I miss pete sampras =(

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:08 pm

      He was a stylish player in his own way. But I didn’t use to watch Tennis these days 🙂

  6. June 6, 2009 6:10 am

    Well, you can’t expect him to win ALL the time wime can you? 🙂 I’m glad Federer has been a chance to equal Pete Sampras’s record of 14 grand slam titles .. so happy about that. Who knows we’ll have another fantastic Wimbledon final between these two, you never know.

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:09 pm

      I hate to see Federer winning all the time. There is no thrill in left in the game then. 😀

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