I was watching a popular Bollywood movie a few days back, the hero, our hero in a highly romantic way tells the heroine that best love stories are those which are incomplete. Being a sports enthusiast I always connect everything to sports and sports is full of love stories. One such love story which most of the 90’s kids have grown up watching right in front on their eyes is nadal’s relationship, his romanticism with the French Open. There was a time when Nadal was untouchable in French Open, it was highly improbable for nadal to lose a single set, let alone a match.
I grew up nadal, tormenting the red soil of Paris, day after day, year after year, even Roger the great felt like a amateur in front of his expertise on the arena. It was a love story made in heaven, the red soil was loyal to only the Spaniard.
Though, nadal has surpassed his best days behind him, his legs don’t possess the same power and his baseline play which made him probably the greatest player on red soil is now not in their best shape.
Dominic thiem and his one handed backhand shots might create problems of nadal whereas Novak Djokovic exceedingly improved performance on Rolland Garros practice tournaments such as Madrid Open are also making him a favourite. Other than that if news are to be believed, Roger Federer may call it quits soon and this French Open Could be his last major tournament.
So the question remains? Will this be a happy ending of a love story or a sad ending for nadal.