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Hey there, it’s me, Julia. I’m alive, don’t worry! I’ve been very busy with school; thank goodness it’s almost over (Not that I DON’T love you, school! Don’t get me wrong!)! Today’s post is a recap on the French Open. Now, usually, I would be having so many posts throughout the whole open, but this is going to be like a mix of posts mushed together! That’s gotta be interesting, but I’ll give it a shot!

I was very disappointed this French Open… I think I cried more than Roger Federer when he lost!

Not even my magical skills could save him against Robin Soderling! But, in all seriousness, Roger Federer lost, and there was nothing that anybody could do about it. This time, though, Roger was in one of the worst situations to lose: against somebody that he has beaten 12 times in a row… and in the quarterfinals. If Roger had lasted one more match and lost in the semi-finals, he would’ve been a straight Grand Slam semi-finalist for exactly 6 years in a row. That’s like eating the same thing for six years in a row… or listening to the same song for six years in a row. OK, those are bad examples, but you get the point: that would have been a big milestone for Roger.

But, the good thing is, it will take somebody FOREVER to beat the record Roger Federer has reached. It will take somebody exactly 6 years to even beat his record! Which would have to be somebody with a great potential… or somebody that’s not from this planet.

Roger said about his semi-final appearances, “They all come to an end at some stage–you hope they don’t, but they do. It was a great run.” He fooled around, saying,”…now I’ve got the quarter-final streak going, I guess.”

Robin Soderling advanced, eventually making it to the finals of Roland Garros for the second year in a row. His opponent wasn’t a stranger. Rafa Nadal, who lost to Soderling last year at Roland Garros, would play Soderling a second time in the finals. Some might call it revenge. But Nadal said that he wasn’t out to seek revenge on Soderling. Some might think otherwise.

The match wasn’t a hard one for Nadal. He either really wanted to get revenge on Soderling, or plainly was just playing very well. He beat Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to get his 5th Roland Garros trophy.

Nadal seized the number one ranking from Roger Federer with this win. Brad Gilbert fought that Roger Federer would be the year-end number one. Darren Cahill thought Nadal would be. Who do you think is right?

Photo courtesy of Roland Garros and Telegraph.


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