Good chance for Federer to win French Open
June 3, 2009 6:26am CST
After the unexpected ouster of Rafael Nadal from French Open 2009, it seems that Roger Federer can pull off a title win this time around. And even Djokovic is out of contention who could have posed threat to Federer. His victory in this grand slam without Nadal will be hollow but anyways a victory is a victory. He only has to be a bit more cautious against Monfils and Soderling. Else this time he definitely has a very good chance to win French Open which is the only feather missing from his crown.
3 Jun 09
I agree. I hope he really wins this time. This is his chance to take home the crown. Though I am disappointed that I won't see another Federer-Nadal in the finals. Sure hope though that whoever he will be up against ( and i'm counting on him to BE at the finals. LOL).. hoping it would still be a great match. And one that is worth loosing some sleep. =)
3 Jun 09
From the perspective of technology, Federer has no advantage over the other competitor,no matter whose rank is lower than Federer. Because those who can enter the French Open are those who is very strong at tennis. But I believe Federer will win. Just because he has strong psychology ability. The more dangerous, the more cool.The more dangerous, the more brave.
• United States
4 Jun 09
While I do agree that the "ultimate" way to win the French Open would have been to defeat Nadal in a final, the fact is that if Federer takes the crown on Sunday a French Open title is a French Open title. He will always be remembered as having one a tournament there and he will always have completed the career slam. Although I have my doubts about what may have happened if Nadal had faced Federer (Nadal probably would have had the upper hand), Nadal had to play better than Soderling to reach the final... which he could not do. So I feel that Gonzalez/Soderling (whichever wins tomorrow) EARNED their right to play Del Potro/Federer for the title match and that if Nadal was truly the best on clay this week he would be there. I do think the Haas match indicated a scary shakiness in Fed, but against Monfils he looked very sharp, especially in the second set, and I think this title is his for the taking if he continues playing that way. You never know what might happen though!