Stade Roland Garros
ever heard of Daniel Brands? i have now after seeing the 58-ranked German's spunky match vs Nadal today. the gods of tennis brought sun and warm temps after some pretty rough weather the last week. rain again demain? s'il te plait, pas plus.
Fun tournament, beginning of the tennis season for us lowly tennis players who get no attention during rest of year!
Wish I had a giant screen to watch Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic this year. Love 2 see thse guys hit their powerful, topspin ground strokes!
Heard its pretty easy to get tickets once u are already in Paris. Maybe I'll go one day. Here's 2 a gr8 2013 tournament!!!
Tennis fans in Paris: This is a must visit. So much history here. It's so small and intimate you can envision all the greats battling on the clay. Take the tour because it's worth it but if you are lucky enough to score some tickets for the French Open then you are more than lucky. That goes into the bucket of the to do bucket list.
Here we go. I had said that Novak has to take it to Rafa from the start. Well, he did not and was down 2 sets. Before the rain delay he regrouped and played more positive,thus winning the 3rd and led in the 4th set.
Now it's basically a three setter and he needs to do more of the same and hit more directly at him,not giving him all that room for the angles he likes to play. Also he must hold serve and dominate on returns, going into the final set. That's assuming Novak takes set 4 in which he has the lead, and not self destruct as at the start, wilting under the relentless pressure of Rafa's top spin and angles/pace. Do not try to run with him, remember he owns the clay for a reason.
It should be interesting to see who sets the pace tomorrow.
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