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2012 French Open Preview

Well, the end of the month of May means 2 weeks of watching the top men in the world battle out best-of-five set matches on the red clay in Paris. Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in the final last year, matching Bjorn Borg’s record of six Roland Garros titles. This year he will go for the seventh. Of course, Federer and Novak Djokovic will be his main challenges, but there are several other challengers who may pose a threat as well.


The Rome final was postponed until at least Monday due to rain. Because the surface is very similar to Roland Garros (assuming it’s played on their normal court), the match between Nadal and Djokovic will give us a great insight into who looks the best right before Roland Garros. If Djokovic wins the final, Nadal will be the #3 seed at Roland Garros, meaning there would be a 50% chance that Djokovic and Nadal end up in the same half of the French Open draw.

1. Rafael Nadal- Last year we went out on a limb and called Djokovic the favorite by a slim margin. That was, of course, because he had just won almost 40 consecutive matches and had just absolutely dominated Nadal in consecutive finals. This year, Nadal shredded Djokovic in the Monte Carlo final. And even though both bowed out early in Madrid (and neither looked good doing it), but both played very well in Rome, which has a much more similar surface to the clay at Roland Garros than Madrid does anyway.

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