French Open Day 3 Wrap Up
Nadal’s tough match
First test presented, first test passed.
In today’s preview, I saw the resumption of the match after it was postponed for rain as Nadal’s first test to assess his ability to play under the highest of pressures, something, due to the way he has dismantled his opponents so effectively so far in the clay court season, he has not had to deal with. Well, if this was a test, Nadal passed with flying colours.
With the onset of the match, Nadal successfully clawed is way back to 3-3. Then, with Nadal serving a 3-4, he saved 3 break points, and then in the tie break, saved a total of 4 set points to win the breaker 11-9.
Nadal will move on to his second match to play Portuguese player Guido Pella. But, for now,
First test passed.
Delpo makes in through
After an incredibly slow start from the big argentine, who los the first set 6-1, Del Potro played much better tennis to, in the end, comfortably win his first-round match.
Next up, Del Potro will face either Mayer or Benneteau, who will complete their rain interrupted match tomorrow.
Dark horse alert
My pick for the dark horse of the event, Fabio Fognini, has made it through his first round in 3 comfortable sets. Look out for the Italian in later rounds.
No Joy for Jack- Match of the Day
At the end of last season, Jack Sock hit the tennis heights by winning the biggest tournament of his life, in Paris, at the Rolex masters, to qualify for the season ending World Tour Finals. Since this however, Sock has had a shocking 2018, with just a 5-10 win/loss record. This was illustrated in his 5 set loss to Jurgen Zopp. While Jack may try, his form has not been anywhere near acceptable levels this season.
Will Sock get his game together for the grass and US hardcourt season? Let’s hope so, he’s an entertaining player to watch, and tennis misses him.
That’s it for today’s round up, expect another analysis of the days play tomorrow.