At Roland-Garros, will it be Nadal versus Federer in the final?

By Alex Veeneman on June 6, 2012

Spain’s Rafael Nadal at the French Open in 2011. Nadal is on track to reach the final of the men’s round of the French Open.
(Photo courtesy of Flickr user johanlb)

In the men’s round of the French Open at Paris’ Roland-Garros stadium, there are three players making a return to the semifinals of the prestigious tennis tournaments. Spain’s Rafael Nadal, Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic are on track to be players to watch as the tournament draws down over the next few days, remaining constants in their next matches.

Federer and Djokovic are to play each other in the semifinals later this week, a set up of their semifinal match last year at the Open, where Federer beat Djokovic. Federer is also in the pursuit of holding the titles of all four grand slams at the same time. Both Federer and Djokovic are strong players, showing marvelous displays in their sets leading up to the culmination of this Open.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal defeated Nicolas Almagro June 6 to reach the semifinals of the Open’s men’s round, where he will face fellow Spaniard David Ferrer (who defeated Britain’s Andy Murray today). It is likely that Nadal will defeat Ferrer in order to face either Federer or Djokovic in the men’s rounds final this weekend.

In the women’s round, Maria Sharapova is on track to become world number one as she reached the semifinals of the Open, defeating Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi, and will now face Petra Kvitova. Sharapova too had a marvelous display, and it is likely that after her semifinal match that she will reach the final.

At the Roland-Garros the next couple of days are crucial, but showcase the best of tennis as an overall sport. Records could be broken as the displays of some of the sport’s best players are up for all to see.

It’s going to be exciting. Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Sharapova, Kvitova and others have made their way and showed they deserved to advance. Let’s hope their ready for what’s next.

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