French Open Predictions
Many people enjoy the many tennis facilities in Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
They also enjoy tennis on TV and right now we are coming to the close of the clay court season which once again the world’s #1 Rafael Nadal has dominated.
We are coming up to the end of the first week of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France the second of the 4 majors of the year.
Rafa won the first major which was the Australian Open in January.
The question now is can he win the French Open for the 5th time. He has only suffered 5 clay court losses in 5 years.
He holds the # 1 ranking with a total of 14960 points over Roger Federer’s 10470 in the 2009 ATP Rankings.
The usual suspects are still alive in this tournament. They are Roger Federer of Switzerland, Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Andy Murray of Scotland.
It was said that Center Court at Wimbldon was Pete Sampras’s living room and the same can be said about Philippe Chartier Court at the French and Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal became the # 1 player in the world after winning the French Open, Wimbledon and the Olympic Gold Medal last year.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are both excellent ambassadors of the game of tennis which they take very seriously and are the best of friends although earnest competitors.
Rafa is into the 4th round of the French having a quick win over Australia’s Leyton Hewitt this morning 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.
Some say he cannot be beaten on clay at the French although he did suffer a loss to Roger Federer earlier this month in Madrid.
It will be very interesting to see if Rafa can win the French Open for the 5th time. I will certainly be watching as will many millions around the world.