Saturday, May 28, 2011
Day 7 at Roland Garros
Anyway back to tennis. Sadly Juan Martin Del Potro lost in the continuation of the tied 1 set to 1 match that was postponed due to the Tsonga and Wawrinka match taking forever and because of darkness. Novak won two straight sets to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic's streak is now at 42 and he shows no signs of stopping and I think he is going to win the French unless my man Nadal steps up and defends his title. Since that match was continued today Djokovic will have to play three straight days. Tommorow he plays No. 13 Richard Gasquet of France. If Novak gets to the final of the French he will overtake Nadal as No. 1 in the world so I'm thinking its pretty much inevitable.
Nadal hammered the Croatian qualifier Antonio Veic 6-1, 6-3, 6-0. Nadal is 41-1 in his French Open career and is trying to go for title number six this year. "Solutions don't come from heaven. I mean, you can't change everything in one day. And you know what? I had not forgotten how to play tennis for a week, but I played better today," said Nadal. Rafa was pushed for the first time at Roland Garros to five sets in the first round.
Soderling also reached the fourth round today as did three time Grand Slam runner-up Andy Murray, No.15 Victor Troicki, No. 18 Gilles Simon and Ivan Ljubicic who is unseeded. No. 4 Andy Murray won against Michael Berrer of Germany 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 even though he twisted his right ankle and later said he was not sure if he could play his next match. France's Gilles Simon defeated No. 10 Mardy Fish who was the last American in the tournament 6-3. 6-4, 6-2 and Ljubicic defeated No. 16 Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-4. Ivan will meet Nadal Monday.