1. Roland Garros is definitely a great place for any player who intends to mount a serious comeback from injury or long lay-off. Just ask Serena or Nadal.
2. Djokovic is slowly but surely adapting to the sandy, slow surface of the French Open as he inches closer and closer to defeating Nadal here. Kinda reminds me of how Nadal tried many, many times, with each try getting closer and closer and finally defeating Federer at Wimbledon.
3. If Serena Williams can win on CLAY, she will be tough to beat for the rest of the year.
4. French Open is still THE best major to watch long-slugging rallies.
5. It’s no joke. Rafael Nadal is still the King of Clay and he is back!
I know, I know. It’s been about a week since Rafael Nadal sealed his seventh French Open championship with (yet) another breathless run in Roland Garros . So I thought it would be great to reflect a little on this year’s French Open quickly before Wimbledon begins..:-p
Here are 5 things I have learnt from French Open 2012:
1. The only thing that can stop Nadal in French Open is…..the RAIN
2. The clay surface neutralises speed, power, spins and volleys. Suddenly all players seem to have an equal chance against the higher ranked players
3. Rain + Clay = Hardcourt… Djokovic’s wish almost came true..
4. Rallies will win you matches here….unless it starts to rain..
5. The rest of the world have a lot of catching up to do to reach the tremendous level of both Nadal and Nole