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By Akshay Kohli
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A dream final consists of the heavy weights and favorites fighting it out for the title. So be it! This French Open final takes place between the Top 2 players on clay presently, in the tournament and also in the World. It is Novak Djokovic entering into a duel with the greatest southpaw to have won this tournament, Rafael Nadal. With the Colosseum being the Philippe Chatrier Court and the award being the Coupe des Mousquetaires, one must expect a pulsating encounter between the two players as there will be some breath taking shots on offer.
Djokovic, should be renamed “ The Marathon Match Man”, with his recent performances and his fighting abilities, Djokovic justified why he is the best in this business. Its these performances that tell us that there are three types of players, a good player, a great player and CHAMPIONS. Djokovic is aiming to win his maiden French Open title and also hold all 4 Grand Slams at the same time. His road to the finals has been a special one as he has played a variety of players and has tackled extreme situations very well, be it being 2 sets to 0 down to Andreas Seppi or saving 4 match points against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. His straight sets win over Roger Federer just reaffirms how well he plays against the big guns on big occasions on clay.
With 2 titles this year, Djokovic comes into the French Open with a very impressive 30-5 win-loss record. He lost in the semi-final to Federer last year and would be hoping to win this title, now that he has reached the finals. The greatest thing that Djokovic has is that he rises to the occasion and DELIVERS when he needs to! His is probably the only player at present, who can give Nadal a run for his money on clay.
His competitor is a veteran when it comes to experience on clay courts. Nadal just won his 51st match on the red clay of Paris and knows his way very well around the court. His form at this year's French Open has been a flabbergasting one, as he is yet to drop a set and has just lost a remarkable 35 games till the final. His forehand and his movement on court have never been so good as he aims to become the record holder when it comes to the French Open Titles won( tied at 6 with Bjorn Borg). He redefined his way of dominance on court as he looks to be far more aggressive than he has ever has been.
He has won three titles this year, and all three on clay. With a win-loss record of 33-4 in 2012, Nadal came into the tournament as a heavy favorite and has not let his fans down with his seventh final appearance. He is well versed with the situation as he has won here EVERYTIME he has reached the finals.
The two have played an incredible 32 times in their career, with Nadal leading 18-14. They will be squaring off for the fourteenth time on clay and Nadal leads Djokovic 11-2. Their last meeting came last week in the finals of the Rome Masters, where Nadal got the better of Djokovic in straight sets.
With both players showing some stupendous form coming into this match, it will justified to say, MAY THE BEST MAN WIN!
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