Tuesday, June 1, 2010
French Open Day 10 Tips
Francesca Schiavone(ITA) vs. Caroline Wozniacki(DEN)
Not much has been said about Wozniacki, I am tipping Wozniacki to come through the bottom half of the draw to qualify for the final.
Elena Dementieva(RUS) vs. Nadia Petrova(RUS)
Petrova normally falters about this time of the Grandslam tournament, however winning some close matches should give her confidence and may have just that edge over Dementieva who has done nothing special this year.
Tomas Berdych(CZE) vs. Mikhail Youzhny(RUS)
This is a hard one to call, Berdych has been on form so far and Youzhny is talented.Its going to come down to who wants this the most and Im going for Berdych.
MATCH OF THE DAY.
Federer has just about owned Soderling in previous encounters .Head to Head it is 12-1 in favor of Roger.How much has Soderling learned from Last year's Final with Fed and does he have the skills to exploit any weakness in the Top Seed.Federer is going to have to be off his game for Soderling to win and Soderling will have to play his very best.I just noticed in Soderling's eyes this year a very positive mean look...a player wanting this title.Federer has only won this tournament once so if you are going to beat Roger its on this surface.Federer no doubt will use the drop shot to break up Soderling and exploit the big mans movement.Soderling is going to have to keep coming at Federer take chances and dominate the rally with his huge forehand.Federer can not afford to be loose for if he does Soderling will pounce.This will be a battle and will be Federer's biggest test to date.This is the key match, win this and Federer will meet Nadal in this years final,Soderling is by far a bigger danger than those who Nadal will have to face on his side of the draw.Federer to get there in the end in 4 close sets.Soderling will come out firing Fed will have to diffuse everything that will be thrown at him.Easily the Match of the Day.