Rafael Nadal Eases As Novak Djokovic Struggles Through at French Open
With attractive prize money of €36,000,000, 2017 French Open is in its full swing. The major tournament which is played for two consecutive weeks, started on 28th of May. The eponymous tennis grand slam already was in much spotlight when for the very time in its history, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, both the reigning champions of the Australian Open withdrew before the tournament started. Well, keeping all the controversies aside, the Clay Court is on fire with the top players giving a good time to the spectators. Let’s have a look at some of the major happenings at the Roland-Garros. Rafael Nadal Eases As Novak Djokovic Struggles Through at French Open
Nine-Time Champion Races into 4th Round
Often called as the ‘King of Clay’, Rafael Nadal is all set to make it big in the 2017 French Open. It seems like nothing can stop the Spaniard this time. The record making 9-time champion is finding it quite easy to play in the tournament. Speaking of the most recent match played in the grand slam; Nadal took only 90 minutes to see off Nikoloz Basilashvili, the Georgian player and confirmed his place in the 4th round of the tournament. Rafa played brilliantly producing excellent display to defeat Basilashvili 6-0 6-1 6-0. This became the most one sided win of Nadal in the history of his French Open Career. The player is bidding to win the grand slam title for the 10th time and hence creating history in the world of tennis. It is indeed going to be very interesting to see whether Nadal makes it or not.
The Defending Champion Struggles but Makes it Through
While Nadal is in full form, the defending champion Novak Djokovic seems to be struggling in the tournament. It was in fact a rollercoaster ride for Djokovic playing opposite the Argentinean player Diego Schwartzman. It took 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-1 for Djokovic to defeat Schwartzman. However, the player advanced to the next round of Roland-Garros. With this victory, the Serbian second seed marked his 58th match-win at the Clay Court. Eyes are set on Djokovic’s next performance in the grand slam tournament.