French Open: Finals decided
Maria Sharapova will look to complete her collection of Grand Slam titles against Italian Sara Errani, whilst Djokovic and Nadal will battle it out for the men’s title.
Rafael Nadal has had a quiet and easy ride through the competition this year, obliterating everyone in his path, just as he usually does at Roland Garros.
Djokovic had eased through the first three rounds before looking like he was going to be figured out in the fourth round and quarter-finals.
Once again, Nadal hasn’t dropped a set in the tournament, and has only had to win one set with a tie-break – an amazing stat.
So, who’s going to win? Well, you’d imagine from the previous French Open’s and this year’s current form that Nadal will walk it. And that’s exactly what I think’ll happen too.
Djokovic, even though he’s world no.1, hasn’t had a brilliant tournament. He looks like he loses concentration for a couple of points, which puts the set in jeopardy, and Nadal will definitely take advantage of that and punish any mistakes that are made.
I do think, though, that Nadal will drop his first set in the French Open this year, but he’ll be king of the clay again.
The women’s final will be a closely contested match, and a brand new French open winner will be crowned.
Sara Errani has battled through the women’s singles tournament, but also won the women’s doubles. What an achievement!
She beat Sam Stosur in the semis in three sets and is a massive underdog to Sharapova. Even though she’s playing out of her skin, I don’t think she’ll be a match for the little miss grunty.
If I remember rightly, Sharapova has reclaimed the world number one spot with her win against Kvitova, and even though she’s been at the top before (albeit when she was much younger, weaker and less experienced) I think she’ll be there for a long time this time around.
I’m looking forward to watching the games, it should be a good one to sit back with a few beers and admire some of the best tennis (and legs – females only OF COURSE) in the world.