Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Roland Garros: The Semifinals: No. 2 vs. No. 6

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The other men's semifinal at the 2012 French Open is packaged and ready to be delivered.

It'll be: Former World No. 1 and current World No. 2, two-time defending champion and 6-time overall champion Rafael Nadal VS. World No. 6 and fellow countryman David Ferrer.

Nadal, who is now an eye-popping and mind-boggling 50-1 at Roland Garros, is exactly where everyone on this planet and probably on some other planets as well, expected him to be.

Ferrer, on the other hand, is a bit of a surprise. He ousted World No. 4 Andy Murray in 4 sets, denying Murray his second consecutive appearance in the French semifinals and his never-ending quest for a first Grand Slam title. For Ferrer, this is his first-ever semifinals appearance at Roland Garros.

The winner of this match will face the winner of the other semifinals match between World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and World No. 3 Roger Federer. Djokovic and Federer are exactly where every mere mortal expected them to be. The only question is, which one will prevail? Last year Federer beat Djokovic (in the semifinals) to advance to his 5th final, where he (again) lost to Nadal. Federer is 0-4 in the final against Nadal, who is without a doubt, the King of Clay.

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Nadal (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011) and Federer (2009) have won the last 7 consecutive French Open titles. Dominance? And then some!

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